Monday, May 18, 2009

Short Circuit: A Salt Publishing Guide to the Art of the Short Story

Ah, time to announce this, I see: Short Circuit: A Salt Publishing Guide to the Art of the Short Story, edited by Vanessa Gebbie, due September 1st. It looks fantastic, and I'm really proud to have contributed alongside so many fabulous short story writers. Vanessa has done a stirling editing job, which she writes about on her blog, having got the final manuscript off to Salt. Can't wait to read all the other contributions!


Vanessa Gebbie said...

I am knackered. THANKYOU for your contribution, Elizabeth. I make mention of it in the intro - because so many aspiring writers think they can make fiction out of real happenings.... and without very careful tweaking of fact and a good dollop of craft knowledge, it can rarely be done successfully.

I hope your generous analysis will serve as a guide and an inspiration for many many newbie writers, and save them a lot of time and heartache.

Thanks again for your generosity in baring your soul. It is appreciated, hugely.

Elizabeth Baines said...

Well, thank you, Vanessa, for your inspiration and hard work. I so enjoyed writing my chapter, which was of course your suggestion. And I am so looking forward to seeing the book.

Have a good rest, now!

Vanessa Gebbie said...