Editor Interview: Deborah J. Ross

“I first started thinking about editing during the years when I’d visit Marion Zimmer Bradley on a regular basis. I helped read slush for her magazine (MZB’s Fantasy Magazine) and we’d talk. I got a “behind the scenes” look at what she looked for and why, and how she handled rejection letters. She taught me that the work of an editor isn’t mysterious, in part because her own tastes were so definite. A story could be perfectly good but not suit the anthology or magazine she was reading for, or might do both but not “catch fire” for her.”

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WWW Wednesday 8-14-2013

It’s WWW Wednesday and Deborah J. Ross is here to entertain you with her recent literary discoveries. (This meme is from shouldbereading.) • What did you recently finish reading? Sherwood Smith’s delightful Regency Danse de la Folie.. It’s engaging and fun … Continue reading

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Reaching More Than One Audience

I sometimes joke that my work is fiction — “I make it all up” — but that isn’t true. All writers draw to some extent on our own experiences and environments, not to mention what we’ve studied, heard about from … Continue reading

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October Reading

The Mountain’s Call by Caitlin Brennan. Under her various pen names, Judith Tarr has long been one of my favorite authors, particularly when she writes about horses. This book is full of horse-magic, the usual kind because they’re so marvelous … Continue reading

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