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...



EP017: If It’s A Maybe It’s A No

On Episode 17, Elisa & Jess discuss how a writer’s interest in their work dictates its success and why editors need to trust their gut when it comes to an engaging (or not!) piece. A writer’s feelings about their work is contagious. If you can’t show that you care, nobody will care... especially your editor and your reader! Pour some heart into your work to push it to the next level. And when it comes to the final round, editors need to hold their writers to that standard.



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  • Pretty Lights – Around The Block feat. Talib Kweli (Datsik Remix)
Jess Ostroff