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...



EP009: Stop Cheating Your Submissions. This Isn't a Book Report!

Number 9...Number 9...Number 9...that's a song, isn't it? Anyhoo, in today's show, Elisa & Jess talk about the forbidden-but-not-extinct practice of cutting corners in your submissions. Plus, Elisa swindles an entire classroom of fourth graders (it should be noted she too was in fourth grade at the time), and Jess highlights the many benefits of Sococo, the singularly most-entertaining title to say aloud.



  • "Natha Waltz, Op. 51/4" - Sergei Oskolkov
  • "Gang Related" - WC
Elisa Doucette