On The Write Life:
It’s happened to all of us.
We submit what we believe to be the perfect pitch to a publication — then we wait for a response. And wait. And wait.
After a couple weeks, we muster the courage to send a follow-up email: “Hi, just checking on the status of my submission!” Then we wait some more.
Only to never hear back.
It’s a frustrating experience, and all too common for freelance writers. Of course, we want to hear our inbox ping with an acceptance email. But often a polite rejection would give us the closure we need, and a rejection with one or two lines of constructive feedback could help us grow as writers.
How do we know if we’ll receive a response when we submit a pitch, though?