Ask an Editor: How to Avoid the Dreaded “No”

June 28, 2012 • 15 Comments Today we post the fifth installment in our Ask an Algonquin Editor series. Executive Editor Chuck Adams shares what aspiring authors should NOT do. These tips will help you avoid getting a quick rejection for your…


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Ask An Editor: Chuck Adams On Getting To Yes

8 Comments April 12, 2012 • 8 Comments Today we post our fourth installment in our Ask an Algonquin Editor series. Executive editor Chuck Adams shares what editors look for in manuscripts and how aspiring authors can work towards hearing “yes” from an editor.…


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Ask An Editor: Kathy Pories on Book Jackets

5 Comments March 15, 2012 • 5 Comments         Today we share our third installment in our Ask An Algonquin Editor series. Senior editor Kathy Pories knows that while many readers would never admit it, we often judge a book by…


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Ask an Algonquin Editor: Kathy Pories on the Bellwether Prize

2 Comments May 11, 2011 • 2 Comments Algonquin Books Senior Editor Kathy Pories talks about the Bellwether Prize, the publication prize founded by Barbara Kingsolver to recognize literature that addresses issues of social justice. Algonquin published two Bellwether Prize winners–Hillary Jordan‘s Mudbound…


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Ask An Algonquin Editor: Chuck Adams on Water For Elephants

16 Comments March 30, 2011 • 16 Comments .       Today we launch our new video series, Ask an Algonquin Editor. Have a question about the publishing world? Submit it in the comments section and one of our editors may very…