Sunday, November 17, 2013

Acceptance Letter

Here's the Results of the Query

Dear Susan,

Thanks for sending us a pitch on crying during pregnancy; as we discussed, we'd like it for our Your Body Third Trimester section in the June 2008 issue. It should run 800 words total and it is due the week of February 4.

Working Title: Go Ahead and Cry, Baby
Synopsis: Hormones can make a woman feel like laughing, screaming, and crying all at the same time:-Combine these with the fears and frustrations of pregnancy and it's no wonder moms-to-be sometimes feel like bawling. This story will explain for readers the difference between reflex tears and emotional tears, and why pregnant woman are more prone to crying. It will also explain the theory behind why a good cry can be good for
you. You will base your research on interviews with Dr. William Frey, the author of Crying: The Mystery of Tears, and at least one additional medical expert, hopefully an ob/gyn or psychologist who specializes in pregnancy. A couple of stories or anecdotes
from real moms would be fantastic as well.
Sidebar box: This could be a cute list of ways to cope with pregnancy tears ... maybe a kit you could carry along with tissues and mascara, ideas for how to excuse yourself without too much embarrassment, where to go when you feel the need to cry, what not to do when the tears come on (like drive!). Let me know if you have other ideas. I look forward to reading your article!


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