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Award-Winning Journalist Shares Mind-Boggling Rejection Letter For Lack Of 'Experience' 😐

By Jonna Ivin-Patton

After working for nearly a decade as an editor at The New Yorker, and winning multiple awards as a features reporter for the Chicago Tribune, Emily Nunn knows her way around print journalism. No doubt, she also understands rejection is the price one pays for a lifetime of pursuing journalism. Still, there are some rejections that hit below the belt. 

Nunn, whose memoir The Comfort Food Diaries: My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken Heart was named NPR's Best Books of 2017, took to Twitter to share a hysterical and sad rejection she received for a newspaper job.  

The rejection letter reads:

Hi Emily, thanks for applying for the open positions in Style. Unfortunately we are looking for people who have a broader range of experience and a significant number of years at a well-known publication. Keep writing! Good luck with your career.