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TIH 060: Ellen Datlow on Editing Misconceptions, Reading and Themed Anthologies

Ellen Datlow

In this podcast Ellen Datlow talks about editing misconceptions, reading and themed anthologies.

About Ellen Datlow

Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for over thirty years as fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and editor ofEvent Horizon and SCIFICTION. She currently acquires short fiction for Tor.com. In addition, she has edited more than sixty science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthologies, including the annual The Best Horror of the Year, Lovecraft’s Monsters, Fearful Symmetries, Nightmare Carnival, The Cutting Room, and The Doll Collection. Forthcoming is The Monstrous.

Show notes

  • [03:56] Interview start/growing up
  • [12:10] Editing Omni Magazine
  • [16:20] Misconceptions surrounding editing
  • [25:30] First big win as an editor
  • [33:50] Reading time
  • [38:52] Prioritising what to read
  • [40:55] When to stop reading a story
  • [44:00] Themed anthologies

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