Thursday, September 28, 2006

Word Pirates

My friends Joy and Marcia (who has a great blog post on why the movie Last Kiss blew!) are behind a very cool writing group that I am sad not to be a part of called "Word Pirates." One of the things they're doing now is interviewing the editors of literary magazines. Below is a statement from Joy about what they're doing and a link to their interviews. Read them!

"The idea behind the Interview Series is two-fold. First, we wanted to get to know individual journals more intimately. Not that we don't read them -- we try to, and we definitely do before submitting to them. Still, there are a lot of them out there, and they can run together. Secondly, we wanted to explore who the editors behind the journals are and what they want from writers. We suspected, for example, that shorter pieces were more likely to get in a journal than longer pieces because space is so coveted, but we really didn't know that for sure. So we wanted to get the information straight from the editors and see what we could learn from them.

Marcia Simmons and I started Word Pirates because we didn't see a lot of writing groups in Sonoma County that suited all our writing needs. Since a lot of Word Pirates work in journalism or have gone through a MFA programs, we write with an eye toward publishing. But although we take writing seriously, we don't take ourselves too seriously, thus our silly name. We have room for maybe one more member."

Check them out:

and the first of the interview series:


At 2:50 PM, Blogger smart kitty said...

Thanks, Jordan

Apparently, Slate agreed with my assessment of "Last Kiss":

Copy cats! ;)


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