For those writers out there submitting stories, those interested in submitting and just for general knowledge, I found this: 5 Lies Writers Believe About Editors from Jeremiah Tolbert, an editor at Escape Pod:
LIE #1: Editors give every story fair consideration. OR: Editors reject stories without reading them at all.
LIE #2: Editors never reject a good story.
LIE #3: Editors don’t foster new writers like they did in the old days, and don’t care about new talent.
LIE #4: Editors are people too.
LIE #5: Editors (and critics) are failed writers.