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Whether it is worth arguing with the editor? On a note the beginning authors of

On the numerous literary websites can find the mass of councils about that as how to write, and it is slightly less about that as well as where to attach the manuscript. I will dare to give one more small advice to the authors seriously intending to storm izmaila of publishing houses...

For anybody not a secret that all people writing - “are incredibly creative, talented and original“. And as differently - tea, writers, but not some community of not really sober plasterers … All of us write, all of us - who is opened who secretly - we hope that our works will interest editors and … Here the book is conceived, the plot is worked out, groan under fast fingers of a key of the patient poor creature of the computer … In total - the manuscript is ready, read, lovingly touched by a palm. “Ouch and Pushkin!“ and all the rest thirty times shouted and, having spitted out thirty three times through both shoulders, we send the manuscript to publishing house. The first Chinese torture - from forthcoming three hundred begins.

The despondency joyfully rubs palms, noting a notch on a spoon the seventh eaten kilogram of your nerves, and here … Between “nerves“ and “tuty“ can slip both month, and two, but, at a good deal, and there is enough month. And so, here you are also called by the editor. You, naturally, nearly lose a voice, heart tries to catch negotiations and at the same time puffs, getting out of the heels, and the editor, understanding your subconscious state, begins to din that in your manuscript everything is good and the publishing house is ready to take her in hand, but … Here you feel that heart, at last, returned to the cage from edges, and the voice found - force, and you begin to explain more and more surely to the editor that you …

Stop. How there at Shukshin? “Here approximately so he every time earned to himself term“. You “approximately so“ cut the head to your dream which knocked at your door. It on the website for “fans of literature“ you can fight for each letter, in an image and even for each comma. And to you for it, except respect for your firmness, nothing will be. And here for negotiations with editors it is worth remembering one simple rule: “The editor is always right!“ If the editor says that “it is advisable to change so and so here, and here it is better to clean in general“, it is necessary not to argue, and obediently to nod and promise to grind the napkin moistened with alcohol, each small letter of the manuscript.

And “differently to you good luck not to see“ - the editor people too. It is very busy, at it since morning mood rubbish, yesterday some swine scratched the car, the wife begs for a new fur coat, and here also you with the “and this my author`s vision, my edition, mine …“ Yes he wanted to spit on your vanity and gentle love to your child. For it it is only one of fifty come manuscripts, and you - one of five hundred new authors who are eager … Well, to all it is clear what.

No, you, of course, have full authority to argue, prove, complain to regional committee, but … There will be nobody to prove as the editor, most likely, will tactfully tell that he by all means will call back in couple of days and … Will not call back. “The problem soldier“ in one publishing house is not necessary.

On the literary websites authors sometimes point each other to any inaccuracies, flaws or advise something, due a little to improve the text. Usually they dare to do it only on pages of well familiar writers - where almost for certain they will be understood correctly and will treat remarks absolutely adequately. Someone agrees at once, someone argues - for the usual website it absolutely normally! I know from experience that much writing treat remarks, we will softly tell, painfully. So once again I will repeat that “somewhere there“ you are able to afford to argue and not to agree. But in other places I do not advise - “you will not be understood!“ There other rules of the game …