simultaneous submissions again

Editors who accept simultaneous submissions often say submitters should “let us know up front and inform us promptly if work is accepted elsewhere.”

Fair enough. But suppose you submit to them first and only decide after the fact to submit the same piece simultaneously elsewhere?

Do the first editors really want you to let them know that you just did that? 

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Nic Sebastian

Nic is the author of Forever Will End On Thursday and Dark And Like A Web. She founded the now-archived Whale Sound site and is co-founder of The Poetry Storehouse. Nic blogs at Very Like A Whale and Voice Alpha.

One thought on “simultaneous submissions again”

  1. Every piece should always be simultaneously submitted, or you should assume it soon will be. So just put that in your cover letter anyway.

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