A freelancer writer who we’ll call “SS” had hoped her second article for a New York City print publication would be running next week. Last night, she optimistically tweeted, “2nd article will be running next week in the [paper name redacted so she can keep trying!].” However, much to her dismay, the Williamsburg resident was rejected this morning because she’s “not Bushwick enough.”
She updated her followers, “wait, just kidding, got rejected because i’m “NOT BUSHWICK ENOUGH.” what, i live in williamsburg, can’t write about bushwick? whatevs.”
Whatevs indeed! So what does she write about? Well, I don’t know. But a word cloud of her most recent LiveJournal blog post might give you a clue:
What is it to “Be Bushwick”? I mean, it’s different than to “Be Williamsburg”? Is the great media magnification glass that’s been hovering over Williamsburg for the last few years shifting slowly to Bushwick? Regardless, this particular paper seems to be going hyper-local by declaring all writers who write about a neighborhood must indeed call that neighborhood home. It’s like politics! Notice to all freelance hopefuls, start the Great Media Land Grab now.