- Interesting – from an Australian point of view – to come across this blog, Emerging Writers Network, by Dan Wickett in the US, given that one of the panellists is Christina Thompson, a former editor of Meanjin, and editor these days of Harvard Review.
I was a journal editor in Australia before I became editor of Harvard Review, so it would be fair to say that this is the part of the publishing world that I know best. It’s a small pond, to be sure, but I’m fond of it.
The E-panel features very general questions about magazine editing, ie … “Is it safe to say you do this  out of love?” … [THOMPSON: I took the vow of poverty a long time ago. Actually, I’m in for the freedom: the freedom to make decisions about things I think I understand and care about; the freedom to create something that I like without too much interference or commercial pressure. Plus I feel like I can do some good for younger writers by showcasing their work alongside that of some of the literary world’s heavy-hitters] … etc.