Probably not your average day at work for these two guys ...
Filming the roar of the MGM Lion, 1929.
Dear Literary Mags (may I call you Mags from here on out?) ,
In an effort to keep a promise I made to myself at the beginning of this year, I have been googling your websites and reading many of your Submission pages. In the process, I've discovered a few things about you. First, the good stuff:
But I've also noticed a few things you could improve:
I guess what I'm trying to say, Mags, is that when you are a champion of the literary underdog, when you act as a place for engaging literary discussion, when you point out something from an author we love that we might otherwise miss, and especially when you are generous and polite to you submitters, I love you, and I look forward to working with you. I will be your champion, if you will be mine. And if you are not? Well, most of your readers are submitters (or would-be submitters), and publishing is a tough racket these days. I say, good luck to you.
In preparation for Easter time ...
noun 1. a young hare in its first year
Etymology: late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, diminutive of levre, from Latin lepus, lepor- 'hare'.
Source: Oxford English Dictionary
I was pointed in the direction of this podcast last week and finally got around to listening to it last night. If you have read Fathom Lines, and you liked the mystery of it, and the family dynamic between the mother and daughter - do yourself a favour and listen to the first 17 minutes of this podcast. It is a daughter's story of the blue trunk that her mother forbade her to open, for fear of the disruption the contents might bring to their lives. This is an amazing true story, full of secrets and family drama. (And, in a funny coincidence, the daughter's name is Lise.)
Thanks to Ken Ellis for bringing this to my attention. For further reading: Lise Dion has written a memoir of her mother's life called The Secret of the Blue Trunk.
Erin Bedford, writer.