Thursday, February 26, 2009

Joining Salt as a Commissioning Editor

Sorry to interrupt A Short Season of Other Poets in this abrupt manner, but the big news is finally out. I have skipped the usual publishing tradition of tea-making and dutiful licking of envelopes for five years, and am joining Salt Publishing as a Commissioning Editor.

You can find the full story on the Salt Confidential site.

For those eagerly awaiting a new poem, another poet will be up on Raw Light very shortly. Though there's a bit of a queue now, to be honest, and indeed I may have to say to any further hopefuls, 'Namore, thanks.'

13 comments:

Andrew Philip said...

Congratulations, Jane!

Sorlil said...

That's fantastic, congratulations!

Andrew Shields said...

Congratulations! But I have a question: what does a "Commissioning Editor" do?

Bo said...

Wonderful news!!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Congrats Jane, that's super news. So, are you looking for poetry MS's?!

Jane Holland said...

A Commissioning Editor does what it says on the tin ... commissions new books. Which means, yes, I am looking for poetry MSS.

[She says, and hurriedly barricades herself into the house for fear of a stampede.]

I won't, however, take the chosen titles all the way through to production unless there's a special reason for that.

Basically, I choose the writers and get the MSS ready for production. But once a MS is ready, I simply hand it over to Chris at Salt and he does the rest: proofs, cover, marketing decisions, etc.

So I get the fun part without any of the aggro - a good deal all round!

So, I'm commissioning now for 2010 and beyond. Oh, and I'm not keen on dark chocolate.

BarbaraS said...

Wow! That is wonderful news, Jane. You must be thrilled - good on ya girl!

Matt Merritt said...

Congratulations, Jane - sounds like a lot of fun!

Liz said...

Congratulations, Jane - excellent news.

Claire said...

Excellent news - Salt is dynamic and so are you.

david lumsden said...

Belated congratulations - I started a new job a couple of weeks ago and haven't been keeping up with blog reading. Good to see credit where it's due.

PJ Nolan said...

Aye, Congrats indeed! Good for you, and good for Salt too!

Michelle said...

Woohoo! That'll keep you out of trouble ;)