The Editorial Life: Endless Tranquil Reflection

September 18, 2014 § 2 Comments


We received an e-mail this morning, and are tempted to think it may be a joke, but probably not. Well, Name Redacted, here we are barely two weeks into September and we have upwards of 350 essays to read and respond to in a timely manner. Our [unpaid] editor-in-chief is doing WordPress code for a new issue, starting the NEA grant process so we can pay authors more money,  planning a 2015 fundraising month, balancing our meager checkbook, choosing visual artists for the next two issues, tracking down a recent spam attack, coordinating the transfer of 14 back years of issues into the new format, and trying to survive as a writer/teacher himself.  No, Name Redacted, we don’t have time to wax philosophic about “the philosophic, social and educational backgrounds of the magazine’s readership.”  We are pretty sure our readers are human beings.  Beyond that, we love them but have no time to speculate.

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§ 2 Responses to The Editorial Life: Endless Tranquil Reflection

  • Mom says:

    Bahahahahahaha! Gonads!

  • Dear Name Redacted:
    Thank you for your inquiry. We have taken a survey in order to determine the values of our readership. As I am sure you can appreciate, the editorial staff has quite a lot on its plate what with people actually sending essays for our review. So we limited the scope of or inquiry to the office in which we were sitting. Here are the results: our readers (editors) value their time. Also, they dislike the over use of the word “short.”
    Respectfully,
    Brevity

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