Publication in professional journals is critical to a successful academic career. Getting published, however, requires more than simply knowing your field or writing up a study. Understanding the process of publication from the editor's point of view, and making sure that your article meets the editor's basic expectations, enhances your chances of getting "Accept" or "Revise and Resubmit" letters, rather than rejection notes. What are editors' expectations? How do you avoid the pitfalls that bedevil inexperienced authors and sabotage their chances of receiving the coveted acceptance letter? James Morrison, founding editor of On the Horizon, The Technology Source, and Innovate, the Journal of Online Education, has been an editorial board member of seven other professional journals, and has published over 200 articles, book chapters, and books. This is all by the way of saying that this presentation to the North Carolina State University Computer Science Graduate Student Association detailed the ropes for successful publication.