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The Real Reason Your Pitch Was Rejected

Uncover the truth behind the "no" to land more assignments

By Kristen Fischer - September 10, 2012
"We'll pass. Thanks."

"Not right for us."

"Thanks, but no."

If you've received any of these as a response to a magazine article query, you're definitely not alone. While many journalists are happy to receive some sort of response -- some editors don't acknowledge queries unless they want to assign a piece -- it can be frustrating to figure out why your pitch wasn't picked up.

Luckily for you, we've put together some insights on exactly why your query got axed. Use this information to soothe your ego and do better next time.

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