Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A very nice rejection

I submitted an essay to Jane Magazine recently, and I just got a very nice rejection from the editor.

"Thank you for sending it along. It is well written, but unfortunately we're not going to be able to use it. We actually already have two essays in the bank that deal with similar subject matter. But please feel free to send further submissions."

Sigh... But I will surely send her another essay soon. As soon as I get one written that fits that magazine.

Anyone have other suggestions for where to send an essay on friendships breaking up? Best Blogger Tips


bostonerin said...

Bummer. But at least you heard from them...AND now you can send it out again!

I'll brainstorm some places to send it to...

FatCharlatan said...

A VERY encouraging note! I can't remember--did you send this essay to Skirt? Also, some other ideas worth looking into (not sure if all have essay sections, but check 'em out): Marie Claire, Allure, Seventeen, Self, Elle.

Are you a member of Media Bistro? If not, join--it's worth every cent of the membership ($50, I think?) and they have media parties in Boston...we could go sometime! On it, you'll find tons of detailed info on "how to pitch" certain pubs, including which ones take essays...I find that it often has good info on women's pubs especially.

Good luck!

Susan said...

I got rejected by Jane Mag a few months ago, so you're in good company. I also wanted to suggest Skirt and here's the link: http://www.skirtmag.com/contributor.shtml. If your essay is geared towards younger women's friendships maybe you would consider a teen girl's mag like Girl's Life or Justine. Guideposts Sweet 16 publishes a lot of first person essays: http://www.sweet16mag.com/guidelines.html.

Fatcharlatan, thanks for the tip about Media Bistro. I've been to one of their parties, but I'm on the fence about joining AvantGuild and now I think I will. Good luck, bug!

Bug said...

Thanks everyone. I too was on the fence about MediaB, but now I'll join! And FC, yes, I'd love to go to an event!

Repeater said...

Hey- That's a great rejection. You should definitely send them something else.

January said...

Hey, a rejection from Jane means an acceptance from someone else.

Keep plugging away, Bug!

briliantdonkey said...

If there is any such thing as a 'good' rejection I would have to say that was it. Most definitely send them another, preferably soon enough that your name will possibly trigger a memory of the first one.Have a great trip


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