Starting a press as writers homegrown from this #WritingCommunity has given us special empathy for transparency.
Today we've felt a lot of emotion and indecision with a lot of our "maybe" subs, and our first thought was, "We've got to show writers what's behind this curtain."
You hear all the time that acceptances are subjective, not personal. But what does that mean? What does it really look like inside an editor's head?
There are really too many variables to count. But let's discuss a few.
Good writing most often gets pushed into "maybe" bc we're still reading and don't feel sure of how the piece will ultimately compare to others. Perhaps it arrives early in our sub period and we're waiting to see if something else excites us more.