F184. The Lifecycle of a Submission: Editors Explain

B110-112, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Friday, March 29, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Lit mags receive thousands of submissions, and publish only a tiny fraction. Who decides? What makes the difference between acceptance and rejection? Editors from Tin House, Missouri Review, Gettysburg Review, Meridians, and The Common take you behind the scenes, from slush to publication. This panel seeks to demystify the submission process, allowing writers to access editor feedback and learn what's really going on behind the form rejections.



Emily Everett’s short fiction has appeared for Tin House and The Tishman Review, and was nominated for the 2018 PEN/Dau Short Story Prize. Her nonfiction appears online for The Common magazine, where she is managing editor. She earned her MA in Literature from Queen Mary University of London.

Leslie Marie Aguilar received her MFA from Indiana University and currently works as the Editorial Assistant for Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, at Smith College. Her work has been supported by the National Society of Arts and Letters and the Fine Arts Work Center, among others.

Mark Drew is the editor of the Gettysburg Review.

Evelyn Somers is a fiction writer and associate editor of the Missouri Review, where she is noted for her one-on-one work with authors. Work she has edited for TMR has appeared in virtually every major prize anthology. She also teaches women and gender studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Alana Csaposs.

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