Category: Editing/Publishing

“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...
“On the Value of Publishing with a University Press”
“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...
“Your No One is My Everyone: Some Thoughts on Publishing and the Sage Advice of Businessmen”
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...
Breaking into Freelance Independent Editing”
“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...
“Finding the Right Editor for You”
“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...
“What’s Your Book About? How to Make a Pitch”
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...
The Writer and Her Time
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: Tracey Adams
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...
Ask an Agent Series: Caryn Wiseman
“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...
“Pages in the Hands of an Angry Editor”
“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...
“Teaching Editing–A Little Grammar Goes a Long Way”
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...
Ask an Editor Series: Hypertrophic Press
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...
Becoming a Freelance Independent Editor: For Young Writers”
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 Editor Series: Tara Masih
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: Felicia Eth
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...
Ask an Agent Series: Reiko Davis
“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!...
“Is It Possible to Teach Editing?”
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: Deborah Schneider
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 Agent Series: Claire Anderson-Wheeler
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 Editor Series: Michael Griffith
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: Jill Kramer
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 Agent Series: Jennifer Flannery
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...
Ask an Editor Series: Jason Jordan
“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...
“Giving Readers Something To Love”
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 Agent Series: Kimberley Cameron
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 Editor Series: Jim Hicks & Emily Wojcik
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...
Ask an Agent Series: Laura Biagi
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...
The Process of Publishing: An Exercise
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: Jennifer Unter
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: Joelle Delbourgo
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 Agent Series: Madeleine Clark
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 Editor Series: Jason Cook
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 Agent Series: Elizabeth Kaplan
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...
Ask an Editor Series: Grant Faulkner/Lynn Mundell