In response to a post on my personal blog, a reader suggested I publish a series of interviews in which editors "list, in excruciating details, all that each editor desires in his/her stories." Wow. What a great idea. Not only does this provide authors with specific information about what editors are looking for in the submissions they receive, it offers editors a venue for advertising their publications and getting the word out about what, in their opinion, constitutes "good writing."
I began the process of contacting editors of online magazines in late October. The response, so far, is encouraging. In subsequent months, I will expand the scope of this project to include print-only magazines, book publishers, agents, educators, and, possibly, writers.
The first Six Questions For . . . post is scheduled for December 1.
If you are an editor or publisher and would like to participate in this project, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re an author and have a question you’d like answered, please send it to me at the above address.
I’ve provided a number of ways for readers to receive updates from the site -- as a follower, through an RSS feed, or via a Feedburner e-mail subscription. You don’t need to wait for the first post to register. Do it now!
Whatever you decide, don’t forget to come back on December 1 to read the first Six Questions For . . . post. I've read it and know you will find it enlightening.