what you say:
'Hi, is this [insert editors name]? My name is [insert your name] and I write for [insert your best gig]. I have an idea for a story about [etc etc] and thought it would suit your publication. Is now a good time?'.
what editors hear:
'Hi, is this the big massa boss lady? My name is Total Loser and I am a talentless hack who writes for You've Never Heard Of This Magazine. I was wanting to pitch you a stupid story idea so that you could shatter my self-esteem. Is now a good time?'
ah, the humanity.