The Center for Fiction

17 East 47th Street, New York, NY, New York, NY 10017

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  • What Makes an Editor Keep Reading? Led by Dawn Raffel

    Editors, agents—and, for that matter, real-world readers—make snap decisions. What makes them keep reading? What are three things you want to establish immediately, regardless of whether you're writing traditional or transgressive fiction, or anything in between? What are three things that can sink…

    Editors, agents—and, for that matter, real-world readers—make snap decisions. What makes them keep reading? What are three things you want to establish immediately, regardless of whether you're writing traditional or transgressive fiction, or anything in between? What are three things that can sink you? This will be an interactive class using concrete examples. The class is limited to 15 so that everyone present can participate.

    Over a decades-long career, Dawn Raffel has edited fiction at a diverse range of literary and mass circulation magazines, working with well-known authors and discovering new ones. Fiction she has edited has twice won the National Magazine Award. In addition, she has taught in the MFA program at Columbia University and at Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia; Vilnius, Lithuania; and Montreal. She is the author of four books, most recently, The Secret Life of Objects, and is the editor of The Literarian at the Center for Fiction.


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