Is it frowned upon to submit to publications close to the deadline?

I have quite a few magazine submission deadlines coming up, but I haven't finished writing yet. Most of these works will be submitted on or just before the deadline. Will this be held against me? I want to make sure I'm not turning in slapped-together stories, so I take as much time as possible to polish my work.

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Sarah C

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  1. In my experience, publishers build in as much time as they need to do thorough reviews when they set the deadline.  They don't expect people to get them in early, and often are so busy on other projects that they won't start looking until after the deadline has past.  So as long as your work is in by the deadline, you should be good to go!

    UTC 2021-01-13 01:57 PM 0 Comments

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