10 Questions Writers Have For Editors/Publishers

David Trammel's picture

Sometimes the most confusing thing for a writer is just what an editor or publisher is looking for in a story. Why do they accept one piece you write and reject another one?

Over the last couple of years, I've made the acquaintance of several editors and publishers. I was thinking it would be helpful if we come up with a set of 10 questions. I will then send the list to each of them and we as writers perhaps can learn something from the resulting views and observations they each have on common subjects.

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My question would be: "What do you first look for in a story you pick to publish?"

David Trammel's picture

2) "What characteristics makes a good opening to a story for you?"

3) What skill of writing (plot, characterization, tempo, dialog or others) do you find most writers need more work on?