Our Current Editors: Valerie and Sommer
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 and a surprising plot; I don’t like coming-of-age stories, passive/token/objectified women, twist endings or polemic. I’m a big fan of concision: say your thing, then move the story along. Also, enough with the deathbed stories and men-being-manly in bars, eh? 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.
We look forward to reading your work!