Total Submission

Let’s say you’ve written a short story and have gone through the painstaking efforts to edit and reedit and edit the blasted story some more and are finally ready to submit. Now you have this precious thing to send off, but what comes next? Is it finished? Is it ready? How can I tell?

The thing is, knowing when a work of lit is complete is completely arbitrary. Depending on the resolve of the person writing, that person that might call it quits after a couple of skim-throughs for spelling and grammar, or they might read through their piece a dozen times and test the rhythmic quality of every single line. It really depends on personal taste and what you’re trying to convey as an author.