We know that not all publications have equal resources, and that the idiosyncrasies of individual production workflows — and thus, the strategies every publication implements — will be different for every magazine. So we've tried to leave this as open-ended as possible in order to incentivize information sharing.
We may refer to some of these answers in future BlackSpecFic reports, but we'll do so without identifying any one publication, or calling anyone out -- the purpose of this survey isn't to rank magazines, but rather to determine over time which strategies seem to prove effective. If we think it would be helpful to the conversation for us to refer to you explicitly, we will ask you whether you're okay with it first. Contact us at BlackSpecFicReport@gmail.com if you have any questions.
We also need your email address. We'll only use it in case we need to follow up with you about your answers, and to send you an email when this survey re-opens in the spring of 2018, in case you want to update your answers. That's it—we promise.