Thursday, July 12, 2007

the pain of pitching

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.

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