>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.
>They're still resisting electronic submissions. The mag will be online, but you still have to sub snail mail.
File under, missing the point.
>Yes, see: Shenandoah Fall 2011
But, one thing at a time. This is a fairly big change for them, and I imagine online submissions is only a year or so down the road.
>I would hope so!