View Full Version : Has Anyone Been at the Other Side of Submittable?

03-12-2015, 09:22 AM
Were you ever the one voting for or against a submission? Did you really read that poem? Or do you mostly scan through the slushpile?

03-12-2015, 10:09 AM
Yes, and I both scanned and read. Even the no-pay e-zines are flooded with submissions and a lot of them aren't publishable. There's no obligation, reason, or time to read everything to the very end. If a short piece is very amateurish at the beginning, trust me it doesn't take a great leap in quality by the middle or end. You learn to scan quickly-and competently- to find the stories that merit more attention. If that's what you were asking.

03-12-2015, 12:05 PM
@fruitbat that's very informative:) I imagine lots of work get sent out when they aren't ready yet