8 responses to “Surefire ways to get editors to get back to you faster”

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  2. Suzanne

    What do you do when an editor deletes your query without even reading it, and you know it’s a perfect story for his magazine? This happened to me today, and I’d like to know how you’d handle it.


  3. Steph Auteri

    Making yourself stand out with your expertise is key no matter the situation. Another good tip is to always try and find a news hook for every story idea you send out. If your story is (even loosely) related to a current event, the editor might want to run with it right away.

  4. Anne Wayman

    Yes, to your article and Steph, and also know the publication… read it darn it. Get the guidelines and pay attention to them.

    Even doing all that there’s no way to know that something is perfect for a pub unless you’re on the inside… and not always then.

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