Editors’ Requirements in Literary Magazines

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An editor of a magazine is a person who likes bringing new scripts to the world. The editor enjoys seeing writing that will be read, talked about and appreciated.

The editor wants to read something so powerful and fresh. Editors desire to see something they think it should be in the journal.

You as a writer want your work to be published. You are wondering, Am I good writer? Will my work make people believe I’m valuable? Is this my ladder to glory and fame? Am I an idiot or a genius? Will my parents and friends stop suggesting that I should change my job? None of these questions interest the editor. Always remember editor’s wish: please send us something perfect.

Your work as a writer is to help the editor publish work complete, developed and well revised. There is no shortcut. To send good work, the writer must be frequent visitor of the library. A writer needs to read many magazines and do research. You must also be ready to read your classmates’ work. Read the notes of contributors and identify the writers whose work you like reading. Familiarize yourself with the magazines you like and let you voice be heard.

After all that you will be ready to start sending your work out.

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