The close of our Fall 2012 reading period is this Thursday, November 1.
If you are still mulling over whether or not to submit your work in this reading period, don’t wait until the last minute! But if you do, here are a few hints to help you get through that last-minute submission.
- We cannot accept submissions via e-mail. If you have difficulties with the online submission system, I can generally walk you through the problem. Please check our help document or contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) instead of e-mailing your submission.
- Don’t wait till 11:57 p.m. It will take you a few minutes to get through the submission process, especially if you haven’t yet registered as an author, and your work must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. EDT (Eastern) on November 1 for it to be considered by the editors. If it’s marked 12:01 a.m. November 2, the editors will not be able to consider the work until the next reading period (January 1-April 1), and you probably don’t want to wait until then.
- Not sure how to register as an author? The help document will walk you through the process.
- If you’ve already registered, you can simply log in and begin the submission process. We’re going to ask all sorts of questions when you get started. Please don’t just skip past those questions or click them randomly. Those questions are pretty important – we do not publish previously published works, for example.
- Please don’t ignore our guidelines (available here). For example, we ask that you upload multiple poems as a single document. This streamlines the review process, which means you get a response more quickly.
Is there anything else you’d like to know? Send your questions/comments via the comment section below or e-mail me at email@example.com.
Lorin Shellenberger is the editorial assistant for the minnesota review. She will only understand approximately 17 percent of pop culture references and claims this is because she grew up on an island.