Getting Out of the Slush Pile

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Want to get out of the slush pile and onto the pages of your favorite publications?

Rumpus contributor Melissa Chadburn has some seriously wise words for you over at her Daily Dot column.

One of the wisest bits comes from her own editor, who says, “Remember that the person on the other end is, after all is said and done, just a reader.”


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →