In the series of Timelines Anthology interviews, today I am talking
to author and editor Iris Feindt
[©2013 to I.Feindt]
Can you describe your work as editors of the Timelines Anthology
Where to begin? The Timelines team is very small – it consists of Sherry Ashworth, Livi Michael and me. Because our team is so small, we have to wear many ‘hats’. The ‘editing-hat’ is only one of them and it involves the following things:
In our series of Timelines interview, today I am talking to one of the editor,
[©2013 to L. Michael]
Can you describe your work as editor of the Timelines Anthology,
My work as editor has mainly involved reading and editing and proof-reading all the stories several times; coming up with a title for the anthology and viewing the illustrations.
Don’t judge yourself!
This advice came for a wonderful author Sherry Aswhorth, who was my tutor at the time.
We were having a tutorial and I was telling her how I felt more and more worried about what I was writing, and how I believed it was not good enough.
– “Don’t judge yourself. Now is not the time to judge. It is a first draft. You will have plenty of time to judge your work whilst editing.”
As part of my Master Degree at MMU, we have been offered the extraordinary chance to take part in a collection of short stories. The theme was history. So I took my chance and wrote a short story. And after drafts and redrafts and more rewriting my story was accepted.
The book will be launched in Manchester at the John Rylands Library on Deansgate on October 19th 2013 as part of the Manchester Literature Festival.
On a personal level I am so proud to be part of this adventure, especially as it is with fellow MA friends who just happen to be wonderful authors
And I can honestly say their stories rock: With them you will take part in a Napoleon war, catch a glimps of an elephant in the night, be a chimney sweepers in the Dickens time, experience a witch hunt, jump from a plane and take part in a riot in Leicester. All that in one book.
The book will on sale from October 19th, so watch out for links to get your copy of this exciting collection of short stories.