Stories from the Front Lines: 14 Editors Tell Their Tales

Nat Sobel

Literary journal editors, those underpaid, overworked masters of small-circulation poetry and fiction magazines, are often the first to publish a writer who goes on to become the Next Big Thing in contemporary American literature. In this survey 14 editors tell their stories from the front lines…and offer advice on how to stand out amid the flux of their overflowing in-boxes.