Friday, October 08, 2010
Elaine Ash, who edited the new Beat to a Pulp anthology alongside David Cranmer, will be guesting on my blog in the next week or so. She’ll be here to answer questions about putting together anthologies in general, and BTAP Round 1 in particular. I have a few questions I plan to ask her, but I’m soliciting input from everyone who visits as to what additional questions they might like to see answered. Here’s your chance to pick the brain of an editor. You can leave your question in the comments section here, or email me at kainja at Hotmail dot com (You all know how to translate that, I believe). Or you can just drop by on the day that Elaine is here and ask your questions directly. I’ll post again as soon as we establish that date.
Here are the questions I’ve already lined up for that day:
1. Can you give us some of your selection criteria for the anthology? How did you choose the stories that you did?
2. You and David Cranmer edited this book together. How did you divide up the duties? Did you butt heads over anything?
3. What makes a story hard or easy to edit?
4. The anthology has an awesome cover. How did that come about?
End of questions:
Now, if you have any burning questions you’d like to toss into the ring, please do so. Elaine volunteered for this, after all!