“Editing is part of any serious writer’s journey. We all need eyes other than our own on our material, even if it’s scary to put your soul on paper and hand it over.”

The 5-Question [Acquisitions Editor] Interview: Chelsea Cambeis

“It’s a wistful feeling, knowing that you had something very special in your grasp but losing it to someone else, but I have to say I’ve learned that it’s best to send best wishes to that author and agent and move on.”

The 5-Question [Literary Agent] Interview: Elisabeth Weed

“I can’t really imagine *not* getting attached a writer’s work.   The whole reason you agree to represent a book or books by a writer is that you are in love with the work—there is nothing objective about personal taste.”

Jenny Bent

The editor goes into generous detail about shimmering talent, selling a book versus selling an author and falling in love.

The 5-Question [Editor] Interview: Gina Frangello

The former literary agent speaks openly about authenticity in platform building, when and why he takes on a client and what’s at stake from his side of the desk.

Nathan Bransford

I think the way to set yourself apart as an author is to decide what it is YOU are sharing with the world with your work no matter the genre.  

The 5-Question [Publicist] Interview: Claire McKinney

When I look up and find that I am giddy and self-conscious with delight at my own little participation in the project, and see, joyfully, that I have been tricked or seduced into this condition and eager, finally to see the writing succeed and scared that it won’t, well, that’s what has to happen.

Stories that move readers: Andrew Tonkovich, Editor of Santa Monica Review

How do you know when a creative partnership is going to fly?

Jessica Alvarez

The agent goes into detail about collaboration, the pull inside that makes her say “yes” and the excitement factor in picking and choosing.

Elise Capron