A recent comment asked if we were going to put up an open thread on law review submission season. And here we are! (Concurring Opinions, where we listen to our readers. Except when we’re distracted with grading, or watching cute puppies playing Guitar Hero on Youtube.) So, stealing shamelessly from last year’s post:
1. Has your board turned over? If not, when will it?
2. Do you want new articles on the day the new board moves in, or would you prefer to get used to the new digs first? Is your journal taking submissions yet? (Please God no — I have at least two weeks of edits left on my piece.)
3. If you have already turned over, are you planning any theme issues that folks ought to consider submitting specialized pieces for?
4. What format do you want pieces in (especially if you are changing your previous policies).
5. Do you (still) take cash?
And professors should note that, even if/though journals are (hopefully) not reviewing submissions right now, rightnow is the time to send your piece out to colleagues for feedback and/or star-footnote credit — if you haven’t already done so.
Related and possibly helpful: How to write your cover letter
Should it become necessary, how to deal with rejections.
Best of luck, all!