The Managing Editor Show
Making your words not suck.


If you have ever been accepted or rejected for publication someplace other than your site, or you'd like to give that sort of thing a try, this irreverent but essential podcast is for you.


Welcome to the Managing Editor Show. Every Tuesday morning we jump into your earbuds to talk the down and dirty on all things writing, editing, and content from the perspective of the guardians of the publishing galaxy—the folks who approve your submissions and make your words not suck. Here's your host...



EP025: Why Intuition Matters for Managing Editors

Jessica Lawlor

I have talked a lot (a *lot*) about how to keep your pitch out of my trash. But what about becoming the person that holds all the power? If you’re a good writer, you have the foundation of what it takes to be a managing editor. But landing that job takes more than impeccable grammar and spelling. Jessica has walked the road from freelancer to writer to managing editor and shares just what it takes to get your foot in the door as a managing editor.



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