"What Do Editors Want?"
Eibhear Walshe, director of Creative Writing at the School of English, University College Cork interviews three prominent editors on what book and magazine editors are looking for in a short story writer. Eibhear Walshe at UCC.
Kelly Link is the author of the collections Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, Pretty Monsters, and Get in Trouble. Her short stories have been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Best American Short Stories, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. She has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She and Gavin J. Grant have co-edited a number of anthologies, including multiple volumes of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and, for young adults, Steampunk! and Monstrous Affections. She is the co-founder of Small Beer Press and co-edits the occasional zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. Link was born in Miami, Florida. She currently lives with her husband and daughter in Northampton, Massachusetts. http://smallbeerpress.com/
Ladette Randolph is editor-in-chief of the journal Ploughshares. She is the author of four books: two novels: Haven’s Wake and A Sandhills Ballad, the short story collection This is Not the Tropics, and the memoir Leaving the Pink House. In addition, she has edited four anthologies: A Different Plain, The Big Empty, and two volumes of the Ploughshares Solos Omnibus. https://www.pshares.org/
Jen Hamilton-Emery is editor and director of indie publisher Salt, home of the annual Best British Short Stories series, and Frank O’Connor prize winner, Carys Davies. Jen grew up in Glasgow and now lives by the coast in Norfolk. She claims to have the best job in the world. http://www.saltpublishing.com/