Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Randomness of Publishing

  • The Good: Unlike others, whom we shall not name, some editors are thoughtful about rejection.  See Brian Doyle's musings at the Kenyon Review for a refreshing essay on the matter.
  • The Bad: While some "novelists" have all the luck.
  • The Ugly: And some publishing houses think it's brilliant to put their slush piles online.

3 comments:

KATE EVANS said...

I think you're missing a link to "novelists" :)

KATE EVANS said...

oops, my bad. I see you've linked "luck." Oh, the luck, the luck of being a Beatle leech.

Zoe Winters said...

what the hell do they mean in the article:

"Most big publishers would far rather let an agent do the legwork, and pay the percentage,"

Publishers don't pay the agent. Writers do out of a percentage of THEIR sales. Der.

For someone who's been in publishing awhile it astounds me this individual doesn't know this basic fact.