I’ve received much communication from members who’ve submitted articles in the past two months. They expressed their frustrations and concerns over not being contacted or updated by the editorial staff. For this, you have my humble apology.
A couple months ago we found ourselves in the midst of a perfect storm, as far as the editing staff goes. All at once, it seemed as if the entire staff had major life issues and changes, all at the same time, including myself. During this time, very little editing was being done. This is not an excuse, but I’m hoping it gives some solace as to the why and what we plan do about it going forward.
Taking this past issue into consideration, we’ve deemed it necessary to change our procedures for handling your article submissions. You will be hearing from someone each step of the way. First, to inform you that your submission is being reviewed by someone on staff, who will then next pass it to an editor as, “approved for editing.” The editor will inform you that they are working on it, while also keeping you abreast of their progress. They will provide suggestions or alterations, which may need to happen in order to enhance the article for publication, as well as performing general copy editing.
There may be times when we are slowed by the sheer volume of submissions or circumstances out of our control, but we will strive to keep posting articles on a regular schedule and to keep everyone in the know. To help, I am bringing on additional editors and streamlining the process. I will continue to update you with informative posts to avoid leaving you clueless about the top secret processes of the editing team.
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, feel free to contact me directly through the link on the front page, or through “Contact the Managing Editor” under “Author” on the upper toolbar.
PS: They aren’t top secret processes; it really is just a bunch of crossdressers and transgender folks who take a look through your article while eating their favorite casseroles. We’re not mystical beings, well…except for me…