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...



EP005: Honey & Vinegar: The Fine Art of Follow Up

You now need one whole hand to count the number of episodes we've released - and if you're not careful, Elisa and Jess will use that hand to smack the disrespect right out of you! This week, our hosts focus on the appropriate to follow up to a managing editor after you've submitted your work, and what not to say to speed up the approval process. They say patience is a virtue; well, so is common sense! Also, Elisa delves into Rapportive, a Chrome extension that tells you all you need to know about your contact.



  • "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 45: III. Anitra's Dance" - Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jansug Kakhidze
  • "Google Me" - Teyana Taylor


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