Want to see how tough it is to get an article accepted by Cracked? (and possibly help me out)
I haven’t had a Cracked article since last year, but it’s not for lack of trying - I’ve had dozens shot down as just not being “quite there” or just too redundant with articles they’ve already done. Oftentimes it comes down to just the personal taste of a single staff member who has the power to approve something.
Case in point, I’m currently working on a pitch about surprisingly disturbing children’s characters, which I thought would have been a pretty easy one, but I still need two more examples for the list - they want a minimum of six - and the last dozen things I’ve proposed have been deemed “not creepy enough.”
Anything you can send me that seems a little too grotesque for a little kid’s show may help, but please click “read more” to see what’s already been pitched first.
Here’s an actual screenshot from an actual Noggin show called OOBI. This is one of only four examples they liked and approved of so far.
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN REJECTED: