Submission Roulette III (Video)



Halimah Marcus
Alyssa Songsiridej
Tired of opaque form rejections that offer zero insights into why your submission “wasn’t a fit” or “doesn’t meet our publication’s needs”? Then join Submission Roulette III for, finally, some candid answers. Recommended Reading editors Halimah Marcus and Alyssa Songsiridej will review your anonymously submitted first pages, reading them for the first time live on screen, and share their immediate reactions as they go. What leads an editor to pass after just a few paragraphs, and what entices them to keep reading? And, since the chat has been so lively during past roulettes, we’ve added a fun new twist: we’ll all drink (or hydrate with a non-alcoholic beverage) every time we spot a POV violation. This event took place live on April 7, 2022 as part of Electric Lit's Spring Virtual Salon Series, sponsored by GrubStreet's Muse and the Marketplace, and was followed by an audience Q&A. Run time is approximately 1 hr and 16 mins.