Monday, March 3, 2008

Inside the Mind of the Lit Journal Editor

Ever wonder what that literary journal editor was thinking? Here’s some insight into what Jessica Keener, a fiction editor at The Agni Review, thought about some submissions she read. While reading her comments won’t help you with your specific story, it will remind you both of how much work it is to read through all those manuscripts…and how because it’s so much work and there are so many manuscripts, yours REALLY has to stand out in every way. But I like seeing how passionate Jessica can be when she finds something she likes. Gives me hope!

I found this from a link at Buzz, Balls & Hype, which referred to a full interview with Jessica that doesn’t seem to be coming up for me right now, but maybe will for you at


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.