I said this just now on Twitter, and I’ll say it here, too, for maximum reach.

Word to the wise: when a venue changes editors, you want to double check the guidelines–do they still say what they said before? What are the changes?

And double check contracts. If you’ve sold there before and think you know what’s in the contract, you might not.

In my experience, nine times out of ten nothing changes in guidelines or contracts. Maybe tweaks to the guidelines, right? But that tenth time, you might see something that would give you pause. And never take that contract for granted.