Category: Editing/Publishing

“Editing’s Many Layers”

Small presses don’t have the reputation that larger presses do of maintaining high editorial standards. But my experience with these...

“On the Value of Publishing with a University Press”

This week, November 11-17, is University Press Week, a seven-day celebration of what university presses are, what they do, and what great...

“Your No One is My Everyone: Some Thoughts on Publishing and the Sage Advice of Businessmen”

The first time I fully realized the value of what I do for a living, I was stricken with the stomach flu. Illness is the one excuse to stop...

“Breaking into Freelance Independent Editing”

Recently, I received the following comment from a writer: Hi Victoria, I am a poet and the editor of a community journal of literature and...

“Finding the Right Editor for You”

 Recently, I received the following question from a writer: Your remarks on Twitter seem to say that you love editing as much, if not...

“What’s Your Book About? How to Make a Pitch”

When my first novel was complete, I sent it to an academic press. (You could do that then.) The editor liked the book, but decided it would...

The Writer and Her Time

The Writer begins when she is young. She doesn’t want to waste time. Reading is wonderful but writing feels better. After she finishes...

Ask an Agent Series: Tracey Adams

Tracey Adams is the Co-Founder of Adams Literary. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked...

Ask an Agent Series: Caryn Wiseman

Caryn Wiseman is a senior agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Caryn what she...

“Pages in the Hands of an Angry Editor”

Thanks Nathan Sturgis for the title of this week’s blog, and thanks Jonathan Edwards for the sermon that inspired...

“Teaching Editing–A Little Grammar Goes a Long Way”

I’ve still got my editing cap on this week. After my tiny proofreading tantrum a couple of weeks ago and completing those two jobs for...

Ask an Editor Series: Hypertrophic Press

Lynsey Morandin is the Editor of Hypertrophic Press. Originally from Canada, Lynsey holds a degree and post-graduate certificate in book...

Becoming a Freelance Independent Editor: For Young Writers”

I was contacted by a high school student interested in becoming a freelance independent editor. She sent me a list of interview questions...

Ask an Editor Series: Tara Masih

For this segment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Tara about The Best Small Fictions 2015, her advice for aspiring editors, as well as...

Ask an Agent Series: Felicia Eth

Felicia Eth is a literary agent at Felicia Eth Literary Representation. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Felicia...

Ask an Agent Series: Reiko Davis

Reiko Davis is a literary agent at Miriam Altshuler Literary Agency. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Reiko...

“Is It Possible to Teach Editing?”

I’m working on my syllabi for my fall classes. It’s always an interesting challenge. I like to use a white board–I can erase easily!...

Ask an Agent Series: Deborah Schneider

Deborah Schneider is a partner at Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents Inc. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked...

Ask an Agent Series: Claire Anderson-Wheeler

Claire Anderson-Wheeler is a literary agent at Regal Literary. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Claire what she...

Ask an Editor Series: Michael Griffith

Michael Griffith is the Fiction Editor at Cincinnati Review. For this segment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Michael what he...

Ask an Agent Series: Jill Kramer

Jill Kramer is a literary agent at Waterside Productions, Inc. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Jill what she...

Ask an Agent Series: Jennifer Flannery

Jennifer Flannery is the founder of Flannery Literary. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Jennifer what...

Ask an Editor Series: Jason Jordan

Jason Jordan is the Editor-in-Chief of decomP magazine. For this segment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Jason what he typically...

“Giving Readers Something To Love”

If a flash has been workshopped, it has become accustomed to unique attention—that of a handful of writers giving it their...

Ask an Agent Series: Kimberley Cameron

Kimberley Cameron is the President at Kimberley Cameron & Associates, For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we...

Ask an Editor Series: Jim Hicks & Emily Wojcik

Jim Hicks is the Executive Editor of the Massachusetts Review, and director of the Graduate Program  in Comparative Literature at the...

Ask an Agent Series: Laura Biagi

Laura Biagi joined the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency Inc. (JVNLA) in 2009. She is actively building her own client list, seeking adult...

The Process of Publishing: An Exercise

When I teach my editing class, I always like to begin early with an exercise. The entire class becomes a publishing company, and we...

Ask an Agent Series: Jennifer Unter

Jennifer Unter founded The Unter Agency, LLC in 2008.For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Jennifer what she...

Ask an Agent Series: Joelle Delbourgo

Joelle Delbourgo is the President at Joelle Delbourgo Associates. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked...

Ask an Agent Series: Madeleine Clark

Madeleine Clark is an agent at Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Madeleine...

Ask an Editor Series: Jason Cook

Jason Cook is the Founding Editor of Fiddleblack. For this segment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Jason what he typically looks...

Ask an Agent Series: Elizabeth Kaplan

Elizabeth Kaplan owns and runs The Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency in New York. For the first installment of our Ask an Agent Series,...

Ask an Editor Series: Grant Faulkner/Lynn Mundell

Grant Faulkner & Lynn Mundell are co-editors @ 100 Word Story. For the first installment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Lynn...