Interview with Us at The Review Review!

We’re so excited to have been asked by The Review Review to talk a bit about the mission of our journal and also what really gets our attention in submissions. There are some valuable do’s and don’t’s over there, as well as some deeper insights into what cross-genre experiments inspired the creation of Two Cities Review. Read the article here and start with an excerpt below:

On deciding among submissions…

We’re a new journal, just learning what it’s like to have too many great stories pushed into our inboxes and not enough pages to print them all. But I must admit that so far, the decision-making process has been easier than I thought it would be. Once I’ve sunk into a new story or poem, I can feel within just a few lines whether I’m sitting up straight, perking up and taking interest. There are still ways the story could go wrong, but on a gut level, the decision is already on its way to being made by the time I’m at the end of the first page. There are a few factors in this half-unconscious process, and I’ll try to explain what the difference is between a tolerable story and a great one…

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