The Crucial Storytelling Mistake that Many Beginning Writers Make

Editor extraordinaire Ellen Datlow has read countless stories, from her tenure at Omni Magazine to her recent slew of fantastic themed anthologies. In a new interview at Papercuts, she explains the biggest mistake she sees beginning writers making: creating a situation instead of plotting a story. » 1/02/14 1:13pm 1/02/14 1:13pm

Science fiction giant Betsy Mitchell retires from Del Rey

Chances are Betsy Mitchell has edited many of your favorite science fiction and fantasy books — she's worked with authors including William Gibson, Michael Chabon, Octavia Butler, Terry Brooks, and Marion Zimmer Bradley. For the past ten years, she's been editor in chief at Del Rey, and before that she worked at… » 9/27/11 5:14pm 9/27/11 5:14pm

It Takes An Incestuous Village To Publish Science Fiction

How nepotistic is written science fiction? There are only a small number of worthy places to get published, and editors tend to publish people they already know, writes Carol Pinchefsky in a new essay. She claims one editor at a large publisher gave his girlfriend a huge advance for her book, and boasted about having… » 1/07/08 3:00pm 1/07/08 3:00pm