Wednesday, March 03, 2010

I Got Told!

When I pitch articles, they usually disappear into a yawning chasm of silence. Sometimes, I get a rejection email, sometimes I get an email saying write us 2000 words for $5. I share them with you here in order to pick at my scabs and strengthen my resolve that I don't care if my article was totally not appropriate for your magazine genre, one day you will beg me to write anything, anything at all for you!

This is the first one as of yesterday and Bollybutton's Quest to Make a Living From Writing:

Olive Magazine:

Dear Bollybutton,


Many thanks for your email and idea.

I'm afraid this idea would not be appropriate for Olive at this time. Please look carefully at the structure and format of the magazine before submitting ideas to ensure they are appropriate to the publication.

Many thanks,

So and So

May I punctuate this post with the following song, dedicated lovingly to myself. Nothing but death will stop me trying to make it as a writer, so take that, rejection letters!!


2 comments:

Hope said...

Those freaking 2000 words for $5 people should be held accountable for all the terrible writing out in the world today.

My favourite potential employers are the ones where in combinaton with shitty pay also have a list of demands.

NO PLAGIARISM
WILL PASS THROUGH COPYSCAPE
100% ORIGINAL
PERFECT GRAMMAR (IF YOU ARE NOT A NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER DO NOT APPLY)

WILL ONLY PAY $1 PER ARTICLE OF 500 WORDS.

deviousdiva said...

I think I broke the world record in job rejections... I sent my CV and recieved a rejection within 20 minutes of sending. Thank you Bob, the Mighty Rejector.

Keep going girl. You're a great writer, probably far too good for those expat rags (I mean mags)