Towards an editorial policy: some notes for prospective authors

A thought-provoking blog post from a small Australian publisher. Will it sell? Is it original? Is it funny?

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Wilkins Farago is far too small to have much of an editorial policy as such. But I’ve been rejecting an increasing number of proposals from authors recently and it’s struck me it might be helpful to them to set down some of the things we’re looking for or not looking for. Given E M Forster‘s immortal question,

How can I tell what I think till I see what I say? (Aspects of the Novel, 1927)

it also might help us to clarify our own thoughts too.

While we initially published somewhat opportunistically (you seldom know what’s going to come your way as a small publisher), we’ve published enough books now for a pattern to be emerging of our tastes and interests.

Here are some criteria which I’ve retrofitted to our list:

  1. Profit is not an dirty word.
    The most important thing to bear in mind is that…

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