The Secret Lives Of Editors

January 23rd, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

While we suspect that Dan Wickett of the Emerging Writers Network doesn’t sleep, which makes us a bit concerned for his health, we have no qualms about taking advantage of his hard work. After all, the alternative is too scary to mention. He’s been interviewing like crazy lately (probably by the time we finish this post, he’ll be telling us about another cool author…), and we can only suggest cruising the EWN site to catch up.

Because helpful is our middle name (and, yes, this naturally led to much teasing in our misbegotten childhood), we’re giving you a start. Dan locked a group of literary journal editors in a virtual room and made them answer every question he could think of regarding their work. Their openness is your opportunity: it’s hard enough trying to decide where to submit — at least getting into the mind of the editor helps. Plus, we knew this was a great piece when we read this:

Someone said about writing that it would be a great job if it weren’t for the paperwork. It’s tempting to say the same about editing. (Rod (R.T.) Smith – Editor, Shenandoah>

File Under: Publishers and Editors