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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

IWSG: Editors

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs. You can also join us on twitter using the hashtag #IWSG, or on the Facebook page.

Today is also "E" day on the A to Z challenge.

One thing I've enjoyed about working with Southern Writer's magazine is meeting some really unique and interesting editors. I only interview when they are accepting submissions.

If you are looking to submit, here are three of the editors I enjoyed getting to know:

Anita Mumm is a freelance novel editor and writing teacher. Her home base is Denver, but she sometimes gets carried away to India and other magical realms. Previously, she worked in submissions & foreign rights at Nelson Literary Agency. You can read more about her work at www.anitamumm.com and on her blog, Word Café, where she shares advice on writing and publishing. 

Stella Riley has been a writer for most of her life and an editor for Soul Mate Publishing of New York since 2012. She enjoys discovering new talents in the publishing world. Born near the Acropolis, and transplanted to the Texas Gulf Coast, Stella says she is descended from World War I refugees and rednecks. You can contact Stella at Stella@SoulMatePublishing.com  You can also find her: http://www.allthingsstella.com/

Linda Yezak is a published author and freelance editor. She enjoys speaking for writing groups and conferences. Yezak is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association (WFWA), and The Christian PEN (Proofreaders and Editors Network). You can contact her at http://lindayezak.com/

Are you ready to submit? Have you worked with any editors you would recommend to others?

12 comments:

Fundy Blue said...

E for Editors; how well the alphabet fell out for you this April, Sylvia. I hope to need an editor one day sooner than later. Thanks for sharing editors you've enjoyed working with! Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!

Crystal Collier said...

I've worked with several editors and each one has a unique aspect to add/teach. I think the joy comes in working with a variety.

Crystal Collier

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Might be some new sites we can add to the IWSG!

Christine Rains said...

Good luck! I've worked with three editors with my publishers, and my current one is perfect for me. She gets all my geeky jokes! :)

Sylvia Ney said...

Thanks for stopping by all - I hope to visit you again soon!

Linda Yezak said...

Thanks tons for the shout-out, Sylvia! I appreciate it!

Yolanda Renee said...

Editors, the salvation of all writers. Thanks for the introductions!

Scarlett Braden said...

Wow, a great list of resources! Thank you!
@ScarlettBraden from
Frankly Scarlett

PaulaYantorno said...

I've been fortunate to receive editorial help and inspiration from Anita Mumm. A very talented editor and nice person!

PaulaYantorno said...

I've been fortunate to receive editorial help and inspiration from Anita Mumm. A very talented editor and nice person!

Anita Mumm said...

Thanks again for the shout-out, Sylvia! I enjoyed the opportunity to do the interview with you at Southern Writers. Such a great publication. All the best to you and your writing community!

Anita Mumm said...

Thank you, Paula, as well! Your lovely writing makes my job feel more like fun than work.