Apogee Journal: The Politics of “Blind Submissions” Policies

“There exists a myth, prominent in the literary world, of an objective standard for literary excellence; one whose criteria has nothing to do with a writer’s or reader’s identity or background. A glance at the submissions policy of a range of literary journals and magazines reveals many who take pride in “reading blind.” The assumption of this practice: by disregarding a writer’s name and bio when considering her work for submission, we create a fair basis from which to judge work–we eliminate bias in the reading process, we judge only by literary excellence.”

Read the full piece here: http://www.apogeejournal.org/from-the-editors-the-politics-of-blind-submissions-policies/


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