Upmarket Fiction: The Forgotten Middle Child of the Publishing World

October 19, 2017 - Understanding Publishing - 2 Comments

Upmarket fiction

Calling something “commercial” can sound like an insult in some circles, as if it’s a trifling entertainment not worthy of the term “literature.” In other circles, the term “literary” results in a half-stifled yawn, and is considered pretentious. A question you might ask when you’re writing is, "Can a book be both literary and commercial?” ... read more »


What do Fiction Editors Actually do?

How To Work With A Fiction Editor

[Last updated 10/30/2018] Fiction editors get something of an undeserved reputation in popular culture. On film or TV, authors are never saying, “Gosh, I love my editor: he really saved my book,” or, “I’m asking my editor to be my maid of honor!” Instead, it’s always, “God, my damn editor wants to butcher my masterpiece, ... read more »