Our Current Editors
Editors currently reading are Valerie O’Riordan and Sommer Schafer. Here is what they are looking for. Send us your best!
Valerie O’Riordan’s wishlist:
I like a strong voice, a surprising plot, an inventive and precise eye for language; I don’t like coming-of-age stories, passive/token/objectified women, twist endings or polemic. Also, enough with the men-being-manly in bars! Writers I’d like to hang with: Kevin Barry, Hillary Mantel, Denis Johnson, Kelly Link, Chris Adrian, Annie Proulx, JD Salinger, Shirley Jackson – all at once, eating cake.
Sommer Schafer’s wishlist:
If the writing of your story has had the effect of transporting you into a “movie” of your own making, and you are seeing and feeling everything as if it were actually happening in reality, then I’m sure to love it.