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Real World: Editors Season Finale - Episode 4, Part 2

We've reached the conclusion of Real World: Editors -- for this season, anyhow. But before we say goodbye, editors from a few great lit mags out there pick up where we left off and talk about rejection: 4. Why We Rejected Your Piece Are there things that lead to an automatic rejection? What factors go into rejection that the average submitter might not consider? Tyler Barton, Fear No Lit, formerly with Blue Earth Review and Third Point Press:​ From my experience as an editor

Real World: Editors - Episode 4, Part 1

Welcome to part one of the final episode Real World: Editors, where we find out what happens when editors stay polite, but also start getting real! In this episode, Split Lip editors sound off about rejection. 4. Why We Rejected Your Piece Are there things that lead to an automatic rejection? What factors go into rejection that the average submitter might not consider? Kaitlyn Andrews-Rice, Split Lip Editor-in-Chief: I can’t think of a time when we automatically rejected a pi

Real World: Editors - Episode 3, Part 2

Last time on Real World: Editors, Split Lip editors answered questions about the submission process for their particular genres. This week, editors from a few other journals weigh in on the following question: Episode 3: Submission Pet Peeves What are things you'd advise submitters not to do? What might a really well-intentioned submitter (ie, not someone who sends a diatribe in response to a rejection) might be doing that comes off badly? Tyler Barton, Fear No Lit, formerly

Real World: Editors - Episode 3, Part 1

Welcome back to Real World: Editors, where we find out what happens when editors stay polite, but also start getting real! The next two parts will focus on submission pet peeves and how to keep things as easy as possible on both sides of the submission manager. Episode 3: Submission Pet Peeves What are things you'd advise submitters not to do? What might a really well-intentioned submitter (ie, not someone who sends a diatribe in response to a rejection) might be doing that c

Real World: Editors - Episode 2, Part 2

Last time on Real World: Editors, Split Lip editors answered questions about the submission process for their particular genres. This week, editors from a few other journals weigh in on the following question: Episode 2: Paying In Exposure Do you feel like our magazine pays in exposure/publicity? How do you keep up with former contributors? How do you promote current contributors? Are there downsides to promo/publicity (or things that people might not think about)? Tyler Bart

Real World: Editors -- Episode 2, Part 1

Welcome to Real World: Editors, where we find out what happens when editors stay polite, but also start getting real! If you missed Episode 1 - The Submission Process, check out Part1 and Part 2. The next two parts will tackle publicity and promotion, aka paying in exposure. Episode 2: Paying, and Paying In Exposure Do you feel like our magazine pays in exposure/publicity? How do you keep up with former contributors? How do you promote current contributors? Are there downside

Real World: Editors - Episode 1, Part 2

Last time on Real World: Editors, Split Lip editors answered questions about the submission process for their particular genres. This week, editors from a few other journals weigh in on the following question: What's the submission process like for your journal​? Are Submittable statuses an accurate reflection of where the piece is? How many readers does a piece go through? How far in advance do you accept stories? How do you approach editorial work with accepted writers? Do

Real World: Editors - Episode 1

Welcome to Real World: Editors, where we find out what happens when editors stay polite, but also start getting real. Over the next couple months, we will explore four key topics in the literary journals wolrd: the submission and editorial process, paying in exposure, submission pet peeves, and why a piece might get rejected. Each of these topics will be explored in one post by Split Lip editors and then in another post by some peer editors at other literary journals, to wide