Column by Richard Thomas
How do you write to your ideal reader? Here are some tips and suggestions.
Column by Lisa Bubert
What are those pesky rejection letters actually telling you?
Column by Nick Mamatas
What do editors do all day? Not edit!
Column by Christoph Paul March 12, 2019
The first line matters more than you think.
Column by Christoph Paul
I explain what editing is (it's not just proofreading!) and how to take edits.
Column by Christoph Paul April 26, 2017
The Literary Food Pyramid explained.
Column by Holly Slater October 4, 2016
“Author query” can be a confusing term. We know how frustrating and delicate writing queries for agents and publishers can be. This is a whole other circus: the query from the Other Side.
Column by Susan DeFreitas September 17, 2015
It's no secret that agents, editors, and their assistants are looking for any reason to reject a manuscript in the first few pages. But what does it really take to get readers hooked?
Column by Susan DeFreitas March 6, 2014
Submitting short fiction to literary journals? Consider this your hit list (or shit list) for avoiding rejection.
Column by Richard Thomas February 28, 2014
Five questions with the editors of Needle, Thuglit and The Big Click — Steve Weddle, Todd Robinson, and Nick Mamatas.
Column by Leah Rhyne January 30, 2014
Everyone knows a writer needs a good editor. But what happens when the best editor you know happens to be your spouse?
Column by Richard Thomas December 30, 2013
Some quick questions with three editors of contemporary, dark fiction.