After having a story rejected by several literary magazines, contributing editor Michael Bourne discusses the lessons he learned from the experience, including the feedback and notes for revision he received from editors that helped him write—and eventually publish—a better story.
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Editor Rob Spillman talks Tin House—the magazine, the books, the summer workshop—and the pleasures, perils, and surprises of independent publishing.
The editor of the Georgia Review calls to retire a long-used publishing term, contending that unsolicited submissions are so much more than just “slush.”
As part of a continuing series, novelist Caroline Leavitt discusses how a letter from editor Andra Miller breathed new life into the female characters in her latest novel, Cruel Beautiful World (Algonquin Books, 2016).
Judge opens investigation into Lorca’s death; Chinese poems translated into Kiswahili for the first time; how book reviewing is like restaurant reviewing; and other news.
Europa Editions launches scholarship for U.S. booksellers; Roxane Gay on bearing witness to police brutality; actress’s memoir about Zambia sparks controversy; and other news.
A publishing-industry veteran who has worked as an agent, writer, and editor explores how her various experiences have helped her make decisions about both her own career and that of other writers.
New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul shares her insights on the ethical and practical challenges of being the head of the last of the stand-alone newspaper book review sections.
An author, an agent, a publisher, and an editor explore the often difficult path to selling a story collection—when what most publishers want is a novel.
Michael Wiegers, the editor in chief of Copper Canyon Press, talks about how he decides which books to publish (from the two thousand manuscripts the press receives each year) and what it’s like to edit the likes of Pablo Neruda, W. S. Merwin, and C. D. Wright.