August 21, 2009 § Leave a comment
Not sure what is more amazing here, the close inside look at what it means to be a New Yorker staff writer, or the fact that it is all conveyed in tweets, as in ‘on Twitter. ‘ Here’s an excerpt, but anybody who wishes she wrote for the “slicks” should read the whole thing for a sobering perspective:
It took me seventeen years to break into the New Yorker. I’d been a freelance journalist that long, and had sent in
Proposals from time to time. I never even got rejections. The New Yorker doesn’t send them. If they don’t want the
Story, they simply don’t respond, so filing to the New Yorker is like filing to the dump. You send in a proposal, and
If you’re smart, you forget all about it.