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A Conversation with Justin Greene, Editor of Where to Submit
‘Don’t Write Alone’ editor Stella Cabot Wilson chats with Justin Greene regarding ‘Entropy’ magazine’s renowned Where to Submit page.
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Stella Cabot Wilson: I want to start out by saying thank you for talking to me, and also how much I appreciate that you are willing to widely discuss your experience editing ’s Where to Submit. I’d love to hear a little bit about how you ended up being the editor for the page.
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SCW: I reached out to you because I saw your Twitter thread last November, in which you quoted from ’s About page: “We like to think of ourselves as more than just a magazine or a website, but also as a community space.” I’d love to learn about what it was like to be a part of a digital publication that really emphasizes community and how Where to Submit relates to that vision.
SCW: You know, that’s not something I’ve considered before—since I also came to the list looking for places to submit, I haven’t thought about how important a list is for publications looking to find new readers as well. How have you seen the literary landscape change over your years editing the page?
SCW: This is a tough question, but do you have any sort of particular hopes and dreams for this industry? Is there some sort of utopian ideal you’d like to see us reach for?
SCW: What does being a “good literary citizen” mean to you?
SCW: As I mentioned earlier, I first stumbled across the list when I was really at the beginning of my own writing journey. I felt like I needed to start submitting, and I just had no idea of where to begin! And then, like so many others, I found Where to Submit and felt as if it gave me somewhere to start. What are your recommendations for other people that might just be beginning their submission journeys?
SCW: Can we get into the nitty-gritty? How do you go about putting together each list?
SCW: During my time at Catapult, I’ve put together a few shorter lists and it’s so incredibly time-consuming. I’ve always thought to myself, Is there any advice you have to share for publications or individuals that might want to create something similar to Where to Submit in the future?
SCW: What’s next for you? Are there any particular projects you are currently working on?
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