D. Thomas Mintonwrites speculative fiction from an undisclosed location in the Pacific Northwest.
Tag Archives: Editors
An editor should be your ally in writing, not your adversary. We’ve all heard stories of nightmare editors–folks who make substantial change without consulting writers (then say they were only minor tweaks), not being communicative, not upholding contractual obligations (of … Continue reading
An editor should be a writer’s best friend. A good editor can take a decent story and help the writer make it a very good, or even great, one. I’ve had the opportunity to work with several editors that I … Continue reading
I think it’s unprofessional when an editor sits on a manuscript and doesn’t respond to queries. Fortunately for me, this hasn’t happened often, but one publication (that will remain nameless) is doing just this to me now. They’ve had one … Continue reading
After 34 years at the helm of Analog, Dr. Stanley Schmidt is retiring. Analog is one of the “big three” publications in the short speculative fiction field, and has produced numerous Hugo and Nebula winning stories and launched the careers of … Continue reading
With the internet, news can spread like wildfire in a wind storm. I first caught of wind of this “writer beware” news yesterday (via Codex), and awoke this morning to find it had set the speculative-writing community ablaze. The story, … Continue reading
For me, the best thing I can get from an editor is a letter saying he or she wants to buy my story. Second to that is a personal rejection, wherein the editor offers me a few words of constructive criticism … Continue reading