What Really Happens When Your Pitch Gets Rejected

Amber Petty
5 min readApr 13, 2021

It’s not as bad as you think.

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Writers have active imaginations (obviously). And those imaginations get quite a workout after they send an article pitch to an editor. When you send in a pitch, it’s easy to imagine the worst. That the editor hated your pitch so much, they’ll frame your photo on the wall for dart practice and plan their revenge.

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 AmberPetty.com