I received a great rejection yesterday, and the editor couldn’t have been nicer in terms of suggesting alternative things to try with names and emails of appropriate editors.

“Dear Amanda,

Many thanks for getting in touch and for your pitch. I’m going to pass but you might like to try our [x] desk – [email] if you have a strong angle [J suggests an amended pitch title which would work for that]. It might also be something for our [y] pages, [name and email of editor] looks after that one.

All the best,


She didn’t need to do that – she could have just said no!

(And a pic of a lovely Harebell I found last week on the Sussex Downs)