If you love to read, then the job of acquisitions editor for a small press is a dream come true. If you hate to dash dreams, are easily swayed or thin-skinned, find another occupation.
I am the gatekeeper who stands between you and the publisher. The publisher concentrates on production and relies on me to take queries and make decisions based on the needs of the publishing house. We share a vision and it's…Continue
Posted on April 13, 2013 at 9:00pm
You've worked hard on your query. You followed all the “rules” you read in writing magazines. You've sweated blood to create a great opening, to get the synopsis down to a page. I'm the acquisitions editor who received this carefully constructed letter.…Continue
Posted on March 2, 2013 at 11:30pm
Since I’ve taken on the rewarding task of acquisitions editor for Oak Tree Press, people often ask me, “What do you think is the future of publishing?”
I suppose I could look into my crystal ball if I had one handy, or I could get my alter ego Christy Bristol to draw up an…Continue
Posted on February 2, 2013 at 11:30pm