Tuesday, March 06, 2007

All We Are Saying

I’ve been in touch with the editor of the Chronicle Sunday Magazine, and my article is a go. On May 20, it’s going to appear in the “My Word” section, which is the next-to-last page of the magazine where there’s always a freelance-written essay.

It was a good editorial experience. The editor had two concerns, which she allowed me the chance to fix up. I appreciate that she didn’t just toss it on the reject pile for the sin of not being perfect. I wish we hadn’t lost the last line of the piece, but I can live without it, and following through with the other suggestion definitely made the essay stronger. I wish all editors were this willing to give a piece a chance.

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