Friday, March 30, 2018

Six Questions for C.E. Lukather and Paul Garson., Editors, The Writing Disorder

The Writing Disorder: a literary journal publishes new fiction, nonfiction, poetry and artwork. “We have no specific guidelines regarding subject matter. Please send us your best work, whether it’s traditional, experimental or something else entirely. We enjoy reading all kinds of work.” Read the complete guidelines here.

SQF: Why did you start this magazine?

The Writing Disorder: We started this journal so we could publish more work by new writers, or writers having a difficult time getting published.

SQF: What are the top three things you look for in a submission and why?

TWD: The first few pages of a story; its title; is the submission sent in the correct format.

SQF: What most often turns you off to a submission?

TWD: When a writer tells us what his/her story is about in the cover letter (we don't require a cover letter).

SQF: What do you look for in the opening paragraph/stanza of a submission?

TWD: An authentic voice.

SQF: Many editors list erotica, or sex for sex sake, as hard sells. What are hard sells for your publication?

TWD: If it’s good writing, we’ll publish it.

SQF: What one question on this topic do you wish I'd asked that I didn't? And how would you answer it?

TWD: What is the most surprising/inspiring part of your job?

A: Every new submission we receive is an opportunity to discover new thoughts and ideas.

Thank you, C.E. and Paul. We all appreciate you taking time from your busy schedule to participate in this project.

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