I’ve been wondering what happens to a story once it goes through the magazine editorial process.
Some of you have written anecdotes for various alumni magazines, maybe even BYU, but until now, I’ve never had a clear picture of what to write or how much would be cut.
Now I know. From the 289 words I submitted to BYU Magazine, only 177 words were used. That’s a 39% reduction. So either only 61% of what I write is worth printing (smirk), or space is still at a premium in ‘zine print media.
I suspect the real answer is somewhere in between. And I’m not offended. I got paid for every word. . .