Off On a Tangent

Random musings from Sarah Weinman, editor of Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives (Penguin, August 27)

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Roxane Gay is Spelled With One "N": Tiny Rant About Timeliness

roxanegay:

You know, we really have to have a come to Jesus with ourselves about online content and how we publish it. I consistently get slightly frantic e-mails from well-meaning writers who say, “My submission is timely! Have you read it?” Sometimes, they even complain because it has been oh, one whole…

This very effect, by the way, is why I’ve been increasingly attracted to ideas that have no immediate news peg. Because the older I get the more aware I am of a) the scarcity of time b) that I want my words to count and last c) that a lot of pieces that seem like great ideas are stupid after a good night’s sleep. So, for editors obsessed with timeliness: do you all really want to chase the same tail? How boring.

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    This very effect, by the way, is why I’ve been increasingly attracted to ideas that have no immediate news peg. Because...
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    Sometimes the thought of timeliness keeps me up at night. It will also probably give me an ulcer before I’m 30.
  9. vmaddesso said: be here now
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    This slow writer says, “Yes, please, thank you.”
  11. apartinthemidstof said: Full-on, gotta die to the presto-pronto frenzy.
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    I’m definitely guilty of contributing to this glut.