Dear Literary Mags (may I call you Mags from here on out?) ,
In an effort to keep a promise I made to myself at the beginning of this year, I have been googling your websites and reading many of your Submission pages. In the process, I've discovered a few things about you. First, the good stuff:
But I've also noticed a few things you could improve:
I guess what I'm trying to say, Mags, is that when you are a champion of the literary underdog, when you act as a place for engaging literary discussion, when you point out something from an author we love that we might otherwise miss, and especially when you are generous and polite to you submitters, I love you, and I look forward to working with you. I will be your champion, if you will be mine. And if you are not? Well, most of your readers are submitters (or would-be submitters), and publishing is a tough racket these days. I say, good luck to you.
Erin Bedford, writer.