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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 7, 2012 - 9:02am

If you find a magazine accepting submissions and they don't name a limit for how many stories to submit at once, and you have multiple stories that fit the description of their genre/style.... How many stories do you submit at once?

I have 3 stories out to one place (all for different catagoreis).  I also have 3 stories out to another place (all the same catagory).  

In the second case, it's a college literary review, which means (in my experience) that a bunch students read the slush pile and discard most of the submissions before the main editors ever see the smaller list of maybes.  And one of the editors is a writer I really like, so I submitted 3 short stories that might get through.

Is this acceptable submission behavior?  

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books April 7, 2012 - 9:19am

I have no idea, but it sounds like a good plan to me.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. April 7, 2012 - 11:02am

If they wanted it otherwise then they should have specified, right? Sounds like you are all good to me.

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs April 7, 2012 - 1:09pm

It probably depends on the length. Submitting 3 long stories at once may annoy the editors. Same thing with not submitting the stories together (unless they are going to different editors). Submitting 3 short ones together is fine.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 7, 2012 - 2:37pm

I feel like it'll be okay, since it's a college literary review.  I don't think the editors will see them all (or have to read them all, at least), but when they see the name pop up three times, they might get annoyed.