Patronising email of the month

‘Hi Peter, You’re a fine reporter and writer, but I’m afraid you don’t (yet) have the track record we require. Meanwhile, you’re on to a great story, and I wish you all the best in pitching it to another publication.’

Gee, thanks.

2 responses to “Patronising email of the month

  1. Yet in parenthesis – now that’s what I call arrogance! So a mere great story by a fine writer is nearly not enough… This is a great lesson in journalism – nowadays all they are looking for is a track record. I will try to remember that one.

  2. What sort of track record do they want from you? Published weekly for many years and a household name to many; obviously that’s not enough…

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