Monday, June 6, 2011

On Journal Editing

In my two years at Hamline, I have had many opportunities to participate in journal editing, most recently as CNF Assistant Editor for Water~Stone Review and Editor-in-Chief of rock, paper, scissors

You’ve heard it before:  editing is as much an art as writing, and it helps hone talented writers as much as editors.  It’s easy to say and know that sitting on the other side of the submission table changes the approach to the submission process, but it’s another thing to discover and experience that change for yourself.  Of course, we can’t all fit it into our lives (though working with rock, paper, scissors can be as minimal as a month commitment.)  So, here are some things I picked up: