Shannon Stacey

Amusing myself with the RWR

The subject of the Up Close & Personal: Editor Profile in Feb’s RWR is Raelene Gorlinsky of Ellora’s Cave. (It just landed in my mailbox a few minutes ago.) In the intro paragraphs, Ms. Gorlinsky says:

“I’m waiting for someone to write my ultimate romance reading fantasy–a humorous erotic futuristic featuring a vampire/werewolf/psychic-human menage a trois.”

I’ll bet at least a few dozen aspiring writers are hunched over their plotting boards/sketchpads/Excel spreadsheets/snowflake charts right now, trying to fulfill this Managing Editor’s fantasy. At least 3 or 4 will have landed on her desk by next weekend.

“What do you get when a vampire–”

“I’ve already heard it.”

“How do you know? I didn’t even finish it!”

“I’m psychic, dumbass. And stop trying to get Type A out of the food replicator. It’s not working.”

“Dammit, Wulf, your claws punctured the condom again!”

“I knew that was going to happen.”

Another interesting tidbit from the same article, especially if your agent’s racking up the EC rejections for you:

“In fact, I’ve noticed that agented submissions usually do not follow our submission guidelines and are more likely to be rejected.”

One comment to “Amusing myself with the RWR”

  1. Shannon
      · March 4th, 2005 at 12:01 am · Link


    Anna Lucia said…


    Next Week’s Study – Alternative Contraception for the Undead – Essay One, Werewolves. i) the Rhythm method using phases of the moon. ii) The ‘what did you have for lunch?’ Hallitosis method….
    5:46 AM
    Jaci Burton said…

    omg you two!



    10:32 AM
    Shannon said…

    *cleaning keyboard*

    I need that so much, Anna, first thing in the morning.

    *still giggling*
    10:39 AM

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