I know all the rules. I know editors get a million emails a day, a lot of which are queries. I also editors tend to go with writers they already know. But, out of all the pitches I’ve sent out recently and all the times I’ve followed up, how hard is it for even one editor to say a simple no to my query? Now, I’m not sure if I should already pitch the stories elsewhere or just wait. One of them is a very timely piece so that makes me more restless!
The only success I’ve had are with two editors I already know. No one else has responded to me. I know I’m a new writer and that I just have to keep trying but it makes me nervous that perhaps my ideas aren’t as good as I think they are or that my pitch letters suck.
How many letters did you send out before you got an assignment?