The Freelance Writing Waiting Game

Amber Petty
3 min readApr 10, 2021

I’m Going to Write for the New York Times: Chapter 6

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This is an ongoing column about my quest to write for the New York Times. If you’d like to know the background behind why I’m doing this, check out the first installment of the series.

My life has always involved a lot of waiting. Waiting in open call auditions. Waiting for auditions. Waiting to hear if I can even get an…

Amber Petty

Writer for the New York Times, Bustle, Greatist, MTV, IFC, Snooki’s blog. Want to hear about open writing jobs? Sign up for my free newsletter at