It’s not nice to annoy the editor. . . by Susan Terris

This article refers to magazine editors but it applies to ALL editors.

“People sometimes ask me what I have learned as an editor about submitting my own work. Well, some of the things I’ve learned are probably well understood by most writers, but often forgotten. 

… [A]ll editors are looking for excellence, but an editor must also keep in mind the theme — if any, and the shape of the coming issue. Sometimes a work editors admire and might want will lose out at the last moment because it doesn’t seem to fit in the overall make-up of the current issue. Maybe the tone is too different, or the theme duplicates too closely work already accepted.

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