It seems that many people think that once they’ve submitted a story and have been accepted, that the work is over. It’s not. For Alternative Realities acceptance is a sign that we enjoyed your writing enough to want to publish it under our name. However, no story is perfect first time. I’ve edited everyone from beginners through to New York Times Bestsellers and all of them have had errors or aspects of the story that could be corrected.
I’m not saying that editors are perfect, we’re not. I have made mistakes, either through misinterpretation as to what the author was trying to say or because my brain took a correctly spelled but incorrect word and replaced it with the correct one. Try it, this happens moire than you think. See what I did there?
And so, my authors (yes, that’s right they’re MINE) are now starting to receive emails from me with comments, suggestions, questions and corrections. I look forward to seeing what I get back because these stories are already awesome!