>This comes as something of a surprise to me, given that Shenandoah, the Washington & Lee Review, has until now resisted accepting electronic submissions, but I’ve just learned that in 2011 the magazine will cease its print publication and become a web-only magazine. The announcement from R.T. Smith puts a brave face on the change, but to me it doesn’t sound good. As talented as WLU students are, I’m not sure I like the sound of them participating in the editorial process, as Smith says they will. Still, I know the magazine, for which I used to read slush, has been under pressure from the school, and we all have to get real in difficult times. Web magazines are the future. I just didn’t expect Shenandoah to be leading the way.
I learned this news from Leslie Pietrzyk’s Work-in-Progress, who has her own thoughts on the matter.