Why do some stories get accepted and others passed over? Kenyon Review magazine editors explain why they took a recent story.
. . .is reading in a very different way than we do for pleasure or for a classroom assignment, where the concern is what a text “means.” Differently too from reading as a writer, where the challenge is to figure out how a piece works. Instead, our Associates must learn to read as an editor, evaluating the surprise and delight and mastery offered by a story or poem or essay.
Find out the terrible secret of what editors are thinking as they read. Read, ““Why We Chose It”.