TIH 032: Richard Thomas on Editing, Narrative Point of View and Literary Agents

Richard Thomas

In this podcast Richard Thomas talks about editing, narrative point of view and literary agents. 

About Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the author of six books—Disintegration and The Breaker (Random House Alibi),Transubstantiate(Otherworld Publications), and two short story collections, Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken Press) and Herniated Roots (Snubnose Press), as well as one novella in The Soul Standard (Dzanc Books). With over 100 stories published, his credits include Cemetery Dance, PANK, Gargoyle, Weird Fiction Review, Midwestern Gothic, Arcadia, Qualia Nous, Chiral Mad 2, and Shivers VI (with Stephen King and Peter Straub). He has won contests at ChiZine, One Buck Horror, and Jotspeak and has received five Pushcart Prize nominations to date. He is also the editor of three anthologies: The New Black (Dark House Press), The Lineup (Black Lawrence Press) and Burnt Tongues(Medallion Press) with Chuck Palahniuk. In his spare time he is a columnist at LitReactor and Editor-in-Chief at Dark House Press. His agent is Paula Munier at Talcott Notch. For more information visitwww.whatdoesnotkillme.com.

Show notes

  • [01:07] New voices
  • [06:45] Collaborative fiction
  • [12:00] Writing a story from multiple POVs
  • [16:07] Professional development
  • [23:54] Editing The New Black and editing Burnt Tongues with Chuck Palahniuk and Dennis Widmyer
  • [28:15] Fred Venturini
  • [29:55] When to get a literary agent and how to select the right agent
  • [34:05] Morning rituals and daily habits


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