These hot tips come to us by way of the Virginia Quarterly Review blog. (My son, Waldo Jaquith, is their Web developer.)
And while we're on the subject of the UVa's literary magazine, you should know that this is not your father's VQR. It has been souped up by young-pup editor Ted Genoways.
The latest edition (Spring Issue: Superhero Stories) features graphic novelist Art Spiegelman.
Plus, once again, VQR is a finalist in the National Magazine Awards (these are the Pulitzer Prizes of the magazine world), with three nominations.
So, whether you're looking to submit, or are hankering for a majorly good read, keep VQR in mind.
Okay, I'm done bragging now.
Do have a look at those 27 Reasons Why Short Stories Are Rejected. They are all useful (well, apart from number 24, which is absurd.).