Tuesday, November 13, 2007

My New Editing Gig

I have accepted an editorial position with an on-line flash fiction magazine.

Full-disclosure . . . I've been in a creative funk ever since autumn of 06 when I decided to resign from my previous position as a fiction editor with Andwerve Literary Magazine--which then ceased publication in the winter of 06.

I tried to regroup--revamp the blog--and keep going, but my vision of what I could accomplish by blogging about my behind the scenes experiences as an on-line fiction editor wasn't feasible without an editorial platform to base my content on.

But I'm back, recharged and eager to relaunch my blog and accomplish my original goals of sharing the details of what it's like to sift through hundreds of submissions in search of compelling fiction.

My short term plans are to post my rejection notes and crafting tips so other writers can avoid the same pitfalls in their flash fiction submissions.

I love to read well-crafted flash fiction, and I've gathered a number of awards and publication credits for the flash fiction that I write http://www.writers.net/writers/40817 .

But, I'm also eager to share my crafting tips, because in all honesty . . . the more I help other writers perfect their writing craft, the more it helps me to keep my creative energy, momentum and crafting skills engaged in a way that directly benefit my writing.

Coming soon . . . my tip sheet for creating compelling flash fiction.


Virginia Lee said...

Congrats on the new editing gig! I look forward to reading your blog and learning many useful things.

Tia Nevitt said...

I'm looking forward to it!

Esmeralda Sable said...

I am happy for you.