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A Dialogue on Dialogue

August 14, 2014 • 2 Comments

In this high-wire act of derring-do and ersatz dialogue, senior editor Kathy Pories and executive editor Chuck Adams discuss one of the most challenging aspects of craft.

Kathy: “Nice weather we’re having. Aren’t you sick…

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Writing What You Don’t Know About What You Know

1 Comment June 5, 2014 • 1 Comment

Few bits of writing wisdom are doled out more avidly than that old chestnut about writing what you know, meaning writing from your own experience. It makes sense, of course. It’s a logical path to…

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Giveaway Tuesday: Ellen Gilchrist’s Acts of God

4 Comments April 8, 2014 • 4 Comments

The amazing Chuck Adams, editor of great and well-earned acclaim, explains how and why he responds so profoundly to Ellen Gilchrist’s new collection, Acts of God. After you read what Chuck has written, you will have…

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Giveaway Monday: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

6 Comments August 20, 2012 • 6 Comments

It’s Monday, which means we’re just a bit more than a week away from the publication of Jonathan Evison’s highly acclaimed and greatly anticipated new novel, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving. And Monday means we’re…

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

15 Comments 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

6 Comments April 12, 2012 • 6 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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Lucky 7: Staff Favorites

No Comments March 13, 2012 • No Comments

STAFF FAVORITES
We’ve hand-picked seven titles—four novels, three memoirs—that dazzled, inspired, thrilled, enlightened, and captivated us. Some made us laugh, some made us cry, and some made us do both. We guarantee they’ll do the…

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Editor and Author: Chuck Adams and Jonathan Evison

6 Comments May 16, 2011 • 6 Comments

Before embarking on any author/editor relationship, I—as the editor—like to get to know the other person at least a little bit. That way I can avoid the true crazies and focus on the merely wildly…

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In Pictures: Water for Elephants Screening

1 Comment May 9, 2011 • 1 Comment

April 21, 2011 – The circus came to town
Or at least it seemed like it: The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth was larger than life on the big screen, here in Chapel…

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Ask An Algonquin Editor: Chuck Adams on Water For Elephants

15 Comments March 30, 2011 • 15 Comments

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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…

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