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12 March 2013 @ 02:23 pm
Reminder re: Stone Telling editorial board  
Thank you to Rose for posting this! <3 I feel a bit awkward bringing it up myself, especially since I'm sure nobody on my flist does this! But, it's a general FYI cause the issue is getting a bit ridiculous by now.

edit to add: the forms suggested below are not the only ones that are okay! But we're really not in favour of people only addressing subs to Rose.


Originally posted by rose_lemberg at Reminder re: Stone Telling editorial board
When you are sending a submission to Stone Telling, the following forms of address are ok:

Dear Editors,
Dear Stone Telling team,
Dear Rose and Shweta,
Dear Shweta and Rose,
Dear Ms. Lemberg and Ms. Narayan,
Dear Ms. Narayan and Ms. Lemberg

(Also, I am a Dr. (of Philosophy!) so if you are so moved, Dr. Lemberg and Ms. Narayan is fine, but it is by no means required.)

The following forms of address are not ok:

Dear Rose,
Dear Ms. Lemberg,

Stone Telling has two editors. Please address your submissions to both.

Thank you.

P.S. Jennifer Smith is also an important part of our team, though as a rule she does not make editorial decisions. Some people like to address their submissions to all three of us, and that's good, though not a requirement.

P.P.S. If we accept your submission, you might be corresponding with one of us more than the other; we operate on the "spoons available" basis.
Dr. Kvetchrose_lemberg on March 12th, 2013 02:45 pm (UTC)
I'm sure nobody on my flist does this!
How many people on your flist co-edit magazines? :)

shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on March 12th, 2013 02:50 pm (UTC)
I dunno actually :)
But reference ambiguity on my part, I meant surely nobody on my flist is addressing only you in subs...
Andrea Blytheblythe025 on March 12th, 2013 04:50 pm (UTC)
Excellent reminder. Thanks!
[ein od milvado]: swsweatdropprezzey on March 12th, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
erm. Now I'm embarrassed because I just sent something with simply "Hi,". I mean um, that doesn't leave out anyone, and I wrote the email in a way which makes it clear I'm not addressing it only to Rose (it mentions Rose in third person, not second), but er, it starts with "Hi,". *HIDES UNDER A ROCK*
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on March 12th, 2013 06:39 pm (UTC)
Hi is totally fine and nice and lovely! Please don't hide <3

It's just the specific address to Rose, and leaving me out, that is *really* starting to get old. People have been doing it for, what, 5 issues now?
[ein od milvado]: dott_clumsyprezzey on March 12th, 2013 07:04 pm (UTC)
*peeks out from hiding place*

*slowly edges forward*

....ok then... :]

I definitely haven't forgotten about you, I just had a very strange dream featuring you (in an even stranger role)! :]
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on March 12th, 2013 07:25 pm (UTC)
your weird dreams are much more interesting than mine!

Also speaking of alien invasion settings that would be fascinating, I am reminded of a webpage that says medieval South Indian flourished "unbothered by the alien invasions that rocked the North".
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on March 12th, 2013 09:35 pm (UTC)
er, medieval southern indian *empires*

lost the brain
Jo Walton: mosaicpapersky on March 13th, 2013 11:16 am (UTC)
Now there's a fascinating alternate history I'd love to read! Multiple alien invasions of medieval Northern India!
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on March 13th, 2013 11:42 am (UTC)
I know, right? Only it would really need to be written by someone from the northern part of the subcontinent.
Dr. Kvetchrose_lemberg on March 12th, 2013 09:32 pm (UTC)
"Hi" is fine.

Personally I prefer students who write "Hi Professor" or "Hello" to students who call me Mrs (surprisingly many)
Romierinue on March 12th, 2013 08:41 pm (UTC)
I am definitely one of the people who sent a "Dear Rose" submission; I was oblivious to the fact that you'd become a permanent co-editor and not just a guest editor. Rose's entry and a quick visit to the "about" page straightened me right out. My apology for the oversight! You've been doing outstanding work, and I've enjoyed reading it, without realizing it was yours.

-Romie Stott (Strange Horizons)
shweta_narayanshweta_narayan on March 12th, 2013 09:35 pm (UTC)
I'm glad it's straightened out. In any case, believe me, if you were the only one we wouldn't have a post about it.