Authors and readers alike often have this idea that editors want to completely change a story. The famous partnership between Raymond Carver and Gordon Lish is one of the most controversal incidents of editorial involvement. But is heavy editorial involvement necessary? More importantly, is it right?
The distinctive feature of literary writing is that it’s always character-driven. This means that character development, response, and experience are the primary aspects of the story. It’s important for writers to master this distinction because it sets commercial fiction apart from literary fiction.
Genre fiction is usually not considered a literary form. Scholars like to say genre offers nothing but cheap entertainment. According to them, it doesn’t speak deeply to readers the same way literary fiction does. But I’m here to prove them wrong. Bring on the debate!
There are important things literary magazines expect from a good submission. A quality submission is a major key to getting published. Before you decide to submit your story, you’ll need to prepare it. Here are some crucial tips published authors and editors have given me.
Most professional editing careers require solid experience from potential employees. Breaking into the publishing world can be challenging. But after talking to editors and doing some research, I’ve found 5 great ways to build up your editing experience. These range from volunteering for publications to becoming a freelancer.
Some writers make the big mistake of writing a story for a specific literary magazine. I don’t just mean writing a story that we later plan to submit for a magazine. I mean assuming we completely understand the magazine’s theme, and writing a piece we think the editors will like. I’ve come to learn that this never works out in our favor. It’s much more effective to write for self-expression. Let’s talk about a few reasons why.
I’ve wanted to be an editor since I was a kid, but admittedly I didn’t know exactly what an editor did. Today I’ll talk about what an editor’s job is like, and what I’ve learned so far from my experiences. If you’re an aspiring writer, this info is helpful for knowing what happens to your work when you submit it.
Hello everyone! For my first post, I want to talk about some concerns many emerging writers, like myself, may have. Some writers are lucky to have experienced the industry already (maybe even published their work while in college). The rest of us are still beginning to learn how the world of publishing works. I thought I knew a lot already, but the more I learn, the more I realize just how gigantic the iceberg is beneath the surface. So let’s talk about a new perspective. We need to think about what we can learn from literary editors that will improve our writing. We’ll cover three main points: Read more