Short Story Editors

A novelist has the luxury of tens of thousands of words with which to fully flesh out a story; short story writers do not. You have to make every word count, and you may never be able to flesh out everything. You have little room for side-plots. The focus must remain razor sharp, with every detail relating to the one story you’ve chosen to tell. As a short story writer, your goal is to distill the essence of each character and each scene.

The best short story writers and editors understand the art of brevity, and know precisely where a story begins and ends. A skilled short story editor will cut unnecessary material and bridge gaps, helping you refine your work so that no words are wasted. Ultimately, everything required for readers to enjoy the full impact of the short story must be in its proper place.

Floyd Largent

Floyd Largent

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Short Stories, Anthropology

Manuscript evaluations, developmental editing

FLOYD LARGENT edits nonfiction, novels, and short stories. His first love as a fiction editor is science fiction and fantasy for young adults and adults, especially for works in which science, characterization, mystery, and unusual cultures play an important part.

In nonfiction he specializes in anthropology, history, science, spirituality (including religious and New Age), and memoirs.

Kelly Lynne

Kelly Lynne

Paranormal Romance, Westerns, Young Adult, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Psychic, Supernatural Phenomena

KELLY LYNNE is the proud "auntie" to over 150 traditionally published novels, novellas and short stories. As an editor for The Wild Rose Press, she edited contemporary western and light paranormal romances, with heat ratings from sweet to spicy.

Kelly has published over 100 non-fiction articles, four short stories, and two novels. She helps authors polish their submission packets for literary agents and publishers, and also helps writers prepare their manuscripts for self-publishing.

SJ Sutton

SJ Sutton

Book Editor, Script and Screenplay Story Consultant, Publishing Consultant, Television and Film Industry Veteran

S.J. SUTTON has worked in the book publishing and the film industries for thirty years.

In the film industry she worked as a story analyst and development consultant on feature film and television projects for DreamWorks, Disney, Showtime, and Lifetime, including L.A. Confidential (Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published), Get On Up, Enigma, HBO’s Vinyl, and Defending Your Life.

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