Thank You For The Light

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Seventy-five years after rejecting it, The New Yorker has decided to publish a story it once deemed “too fantastic.” Indeed, a story about a woman who ducks into a Catholic church for a smoke does seem a bit fanciful coming from The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Upon rejecting “Thank You for the Light” in 1936, The New Yorker circulated an internal memo that reads, “It seems to us so curious and so unlike the kind of thing we associate with him.”