Promoting the literary life for all Nik Perring tagged me with this and although I don’t usually do these, I’m sort of interested in the question here – from a different angle, I’m always wondering why people do the various literary things they do, and this is another way of exploring that question. So I […]

Posted by on Jan 15, 2008 in editors, literary magazines, rejection | 3 Comments

What a magazine editor owes a writer A fascinating debate has begun over at Kelly J Spitzer’s blog. If you’re one of the many writers who doubles as an editor, even ‘trebles’ as editor and copy-editor, as I do, then you do get to see this problem from a wide range of perspectives. One of […]

Posted by on Apr 3, 2007 in cadenza, literary magazines | 3 Comments

If you want to be a writer … buy literary magazines It amazes me that people expect to be published in places they haven’t read. That’s like expecting the barman to pour champagne for the house on your birthday when you’ve never graced his barstool before – it might happen, but it’s unlikely: if you […]