Many new authors (and some not so new) post a blog entry immediately after their first post. In it they apologize for the numerous errors in the posting and declare that they have now submitted it to an editor and it will re-posted as soon as they get it back. Sadly, for most, it's too late to regain the readership they've lost with their first post. I, for one, don't keep trying if the first impression an author makes is a poor one. I'm sure many readers respond in the same way. New writers - get an editor before you submit anything to SOL. I know you think you don't need one, but get one nonetheless. In the long run, you will post better stories and have a greater number of readers.