This is Not Art

October 2, 2014

Best Job or Total Flop

Editing is often held up as the perfect job for writers and readers alike, but does the experience live up to the hype? Five editors chat about editorial life.


Fiona Dunne

Fiona Dunne is the Program Officer of The Emerging Writers Festival, Editorial Assistant of Seizure, and Administration Officer of Playwriting Australia. She's currently studying at UTS and hopes to finish her degree in Writing and Cultural Studies some time ...

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Kat Muscat

Kat Muscat is a Melbourne-based writer and editor, and former editor of Voiceworks. She appeared at the Emerging Writers’ Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival and Brisbane Writers Festival. Her fiction, critique and poetry has been published around the

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Alice Grundy

Alice Grundy is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Seizure. She is currently Managing Editor of Giramondo. She has presented at various festivals and conferences and written for publications including In Other Words, Bookseller and Publisher and the Sydney Review ...

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Zoya Patel

Zoya Patel is a writer, editor and Masters student. She is the former editor of Lip Magazine, and founder and editor of Feminartsy, an online feminist literature and arts journal. Zoya works in communications and feminist advocacy by day, and spends her spare time ...

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Elena Gomez

Elena Gomez is an editor and writer who works for Random House and lives in Sydney. She co-hosts the occasional apartment poetry series, CELL, and co-edits SUS press. Her work can be found largely online, most recently in The Claudius App and Cordite.

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