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Friday, May 5 • 10:30am - 11:45am
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What do editors want? This lecture and discussion class will explore the various stages and dimensions of the writer/editor relationship, with special emphasis on publishing in literary and political magazines. Which editors should you approach, and what is essential to include in your first email? What makes a good pitch? How and when do you negotiate payment and deadlines? What nature and degree of feedback should you expect to receive, and what is the most constructive way to read and respond to it? What steps can you take to cultivate a long-lasting professional relationship? And what can you do to make your work stand out? Armed with perspectives on these and other questions from two editors with a decade of experience, you will walk away with a greater practical appreciation of how editors think, what they do, and what they are looking for. Our aim is to bring greater accessibility and transparency to this often opaque relationship that is nevertheless the very foundation of publishing.

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Adam McGee

Managing Editor, Boston Review
Adam McGee is the Managing Editor of Boston Review. He previously was Acting Managing Editor for Transition. He also served as Associate Editor for the Harvard Art Museums. Adam earned his Ph.D. in African and African American Studies from Harvard University. He has taught religious and cultural studies and cultural anthropology at Harvard University, Tufts University, and Northeastern University, and has published a number of scholarly articles on Haitian Vodou. In addition, Adam is a Pushcart nominee whose poetry has appeared or is forthcoming... Read More →

Friday May 5, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am
Tremont Room