Rejection LetterI pitched a story idea (in a letter) to a magazine that's all about men, sex, fitness and love. It was about "dating don'ts" for guys over 40. (The magazine has a tag line about being for men over 40.)
It was a funny, generous piece, not critical in the least, but just "helpful" in tone, as I've seen many older guys blow it on dates and wanted to clue them in.
The editor sent it back, rejecting it because he said I didn't really understand their audience ... yeah, right!