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...



EP003: Stop It With the Canned Email Pitches!

Episode 3... insert John Ritter falling off a bike here. Originality and not mailing it in are on the agenda today, as Elisa & Jess tear apart the notion that canned submissions are worthy of a managing editor's consideration. Basically, if you're going to take the time to reach out to a content site, have a thought! Jess also dives into a great program called CoSchedule.


Songs Used:

  • "Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50 II. Tema con variazioni - Variation No. 6 Tempo di valse" —Kempf Trio
  • "Hey Now (Mean Muggin')" —Xzibit
Jess Ostroff