Posts tagged ‘publishers’

Dead before it had a chance

On the heels of my previous post about Quartet Press calling for editors, I’ve just read that it is closing shop.

Publishers have been dropping like flies over the last 12 months, and QP shouldn’t be news. I guess because it was staffed by very experienced people in the biz, it was expected to take off well. For whatever reasons (not enunciated), they’ve decided not to go ahead with the venture. Good or bad? Overall, better to stop now before contracts were exchanged.


September 10, 2009 at 5:25 pm Leave a comment

Looking for red pen-ners

Quartet Press (a new Romance publisher, het – so sorry- but this is a rare call) is canvassing for contract editors.

Quartet Press is currently seeking contractors for our content editor and copy editor positions.

At this time we are searching for individuals with editorial skills interested in working on one to four releases a month as an editor in all genres of romance, women’s fiction, YA, science fiction, fantasy and urban fantasy. Preference for both positions is given to non-authors or to writers not actively seeking publication/pursuing a career in writing, but authors will be considered as well. We are especially seeking editors with interest in working with non-erotic genres such as romantic suspense, historical romance and fantasy, though editors will be asked to acquire and edit across the romance and fantasy genres.

Duties include but are not limited to reading and responding to submissions, contracting books, editing and finalizing manuscripts, communicating with authors, final line editors, other content editors and Quartet press partners about various things such as cover art, excerpts, blurbs, promotion and more. Training and ongoing support will be provided to editorial staff at Quartet Press.

Content editors’ compensation is per word as well as royalty-based pay on ebooks and print books. Residuals are paid quarterly on all of an editor’s backlist. Copy editors’ compensation is per word. Per word compensation for both content editors and copy editors is paid immediately upon receipt of an invoice and completed manuscript.

Interested applicants should email Angela James at with an email containing pertinent experience and qualifications, as well as specifying which position you are applying for.

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August 28, 2009 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

Evecho’s newsy bits

News, updates and links from the lesbian and publishing ‘verse that interest me, my current projects, keeping up with authors and sharing musings on middle-class life, gourmet adventures and comparisons between East/West perspectives. My opinions will likely be linearly logical and gayly bent, as they tend to be.