Thursday, February 16, 2006

Jane Mag got back to me. No celebrating yet.

Jane Magazine got back to me regarding the following pitch. Yayy.

I loved this pitch and was actually surprised when I didn't get a response. Now I have. Justice has been served.

That is soooo only half the battle though. I'll keep y'all updated.

Hi GiGi,

Sorry for the delay in responding to this—I missed this email, for some reason. Anyway, go ahead and send me your article.

Thank you,
Esther Haynes
Features Editor
Jane magazine

"GiGi" wrote:

Dear Ms. Haynes,

Hello. I am interested in submitting a first person narrative of cheating to you for possible publication. I got your email address from the MediaBistro "How to Pitch" article.

The story I am interested in submitting is a quarky albeit intelligent account of what goes on in the female cheater's mind during the processes of cheating and seeming reformation. The narrative begins as a condensed history of the character's problem (as detailed by several arguments with herself; the opposition created when her conscience enters her reality) and concludes with her ultimately trying to, once and for all, solve her problem, i.e. "kill the beast":

Me: I've made a decision to break the chain this time around. I don't want to cheat. I want to kill the evil beast that resides within but it seems to be overpowering me.

Me: Oh yeah, blame it on something else. It's not you. It's a fire-breathing dragon.

Me: Brilliant, ain't it?

I would love to submit the above described story for your review. Please let me know if you are interested in having me send it over...

As a follow-up, Esther dissed me about 5 minutes after receiving the piece. It's a shame too. It was quite an article...