Thursday, June 2, 2011

Submissions: Insights from a Newly Minted Nonfiction Editor



My friend Tracy Crow started as nonfiction editor at literary magazine Prime Number a week ago. Click here to read her insights now that she's on the receiving end of literary nonfiction submissions.

Here's to not worrying about cover letters!

3 comments:

  1. What GREAT insights!!!! Oh and ALL the hours I wrote and re wrote my cover letters....:)....Tracy would be a GREAT person to send a non fiction piece too...I only wish ALL editors considered EACH submission as a gift to unwrap!

    I especially liked Tracy's practice of putting in a personal touch to the rejection letter- it does help to really know WHY it was rejected- even if it is just because the editor's plate is too full at the time- that gives the impetus to not give up on the piece and send it to the next editor.

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  2. Great to hear from the other side of the fence. Thanks for posting this, Annette.

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  3. Anjuli & Nancy - glad you found this helpful, but then again, Tracy is a helpful person.

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