Need for a "submitted" state

Need for a "submitted" state

Currently, the first workflow state is "solicited." This allows editors to create a stub or placemarker for the eventual essay. The next state is "markup," where we would mark up an actual submission. After some discussion, we agree that we really need an intermediate state, called "submitted." This is where in addition to the solicited metadata, we would have actual text - typically an attached MS Word document or similar attachment, so this ability to attach a file will need to be included - and editors would examine this submission to discuss its general merits - is it suitable for submission to EBR? - prior to it entering the markup state. This "submitted" state differs from "solicited" because it specifically an object of editorial scrutiny. So, we need to add a state at this point.
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