Submission Roulette (Video)



First impressions count—and they never count more than when you’re trying to impress an editor who has 1,500 submissions to read. Editors often say that they can tell within the first page whether a story will be worth accepting, so how do you make your first page really shine? Eavesdrop on our evaluation process—and vie to get your story noticed—with Recommended Reading editors Halimah Marcus and Brandon Taylor. They read opening pages submitted just for the occasion, sharing their reactions and thought processes as they go. This event took place on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, as part of Electric Literature’s Spring Salon Series. After purchase, you will receive an email with a private link to stream the video as often as you like. Runtime is 1 hr 43 min.