“Ask the Editor: Geoff Brown (Cohesion Press)” | 12th June, 2017 | AutoCrit.
“To many of us, especially if you’ve rarely (or never!) worked with your own personal editor, the ins, outs, expectations and daily frustrations of the editing life can feel like a bit of a mystery.
A strange land the writer just isn’t fully equipped to traverse unscathed.
Which of your possible submissions are likely to satisfy a particular editor’s needs? What do editors want to see when your information lands in their inbox? Will developmental editors take on any writer who’s willing to pay enough? And what exactly are they doing while the bill totals up?
To put an end to the confusion – and to arm all our beloved AutoCrit readers with the tools they need to transform that hard climb to the top into a chauffeured 4×4 experience – we bring you… Ask the Editor!
Throughout this new series, we’ll be enlisting the no holds barred expertise of editors from many corners of the publishing industry, and extracting as much gold from their waggling tongues as we can.
And our first guest is no holds barred, indeed!
Meet Geoff Brown, Co-director and Acquisitions Editor of Australia’s Cohesion Press.
Since chronicling his rocky history with his debut book, Hammered: Memoir of an Addict, Geoff has gone on to develop Cohesion Press into an award-winning small press, boasting some of his niche’s biggest names in genre fiction amongst his stable, including Jonathan Maberry, Weston Ochse, Joseph Nassise, and Greig Beck.
He even hosts haunted asylum tours!
Focused on military horror (think big guns and big monsters), with Geoff at the reins Cohesion Press has grown from strength to strength throughout the ongoing publishing of its flagship anthology series, SNAFU, and beyond. In fact, the release of SNAFU: Survival of the Fittest even managed to beat genre titan Stephen King out of first place on the Amazon US horror chart.
Not being one to mince words, Geoff came to the table with some brutal (yet tender) honesty and the lively language to match. If you’re repulsed by the odd bout of profanity, consider yourself warned…
But we think you’ll find the insights he has to offer will be of great value to you.”
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