Saturday, April 5, 2008

Favoring columns on public policy and current news

A couple of months ago a friend of mine sent me a link to the Denver Post, which was advertising a writing competition for a section of the paper called "Colorado Voices". Figuring I had nothing to lose, I sent in an application including two writing samples. Yesterday I received my official rejection letter, signed by a woman who serves as coordinator of the editorial page.

The letter states, “I'm sorry to say your entry was not among those chosen. We favor columns on public policy, social issues and current news.” I think what she meant to say was, “We are sorry, but you are way too funny for us.” Luckily, I’m really good at reading between the lines.

15 comments:

Paige said...

That's exactly it. You are Way too funny for them.

makaila b. said...

good way to see on the bright side!

makaila b. said...

by the way my email is on my profile... i think

ganelle said...

Sorry to hear it. I think the newspaper needs a Humor Section. THEY could use you.

BTW, I like the way you read between the lines. Could you help me translate "Things were a bit hectic at Ganelle's house when I paid her a visit"? I thought he was maybe making reference to seeing my children throwing bean bag chairs down the stairs, and then running across the room to jump in. Maybe I'm wrong.

Mom of Three said...

Does anyone still read the newpaper? I prefer visiting your blog!

JustRandi said...

I was thinking the same thing as Mom of 3.
I canceled my Post subscription a loooong time ago. But I still read you almost every day.
They're definitely missing the boat there.

JustRandi said...

I want to know which samples you submitted!!

Heather said...

BOOORING. Politics and current news are soo last season.

happy mommy said...

I don't read the paper. It depresses me, all that stuff.

I prefer to walk around uninformed, with a big stupid grin on my face.

Take that, RMN!!!!!!

Pauly said...

You should have submitted "my van is a democrat" as one of your writing samples - that had lots of political commentary AND humor in it.

Kerri said...

Don't you know what it really said was, "You are wwwaaaayyyy to conservative for us"? I get the paper dumped at my door almost daily despite only wanting it on Sunday (they're so desperate to get rid of copies they do that, I guess). I just like the Sunday paper for the ads, coupons and the Funnies. They just don't know what they're missing.

Martha said...

Hmmph: they rejected you? How could they. Well, I'll show them...I'm cancelling my subscription in protest.

*oh wait, I already did that, but hey I can make like it was in protest, right?

"Vern" said...

You guys are the coolest friends ever.

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Suzanne said...

KRISTI!! I love your blog. And I agree with everyone... who does the paper anymore anyway when you can google, or log on to rabbitintheheadlights.com for a view of the world today?!

I have been trying to get a hold of you... I succomed, my blog is:
www.chinacaltons.blogspot.com. Don't know if you, Ganelle or Michelle knew, we took off to China. We're here. Lovin' it. You need to read "Crouching Tiger, Flying Rat" post on my blog in order to have a real feel of how it is out here! :) Suzanne Calton