Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Shenandoah to Move Online

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.

3 comments:

courtmerrigan said...

They're still resisting electronic submissions. The mag will be online, but you still have to sub snail mail.

File under, missing the point.

Clifford Garstang said...

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.

courtmerrigan said...

I would hope so!