14 Publications That Pay — And Prioritize Responding to Pitches from Writers – by Laura Grace Tarpley…

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?

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