Novel Concept Episode 8: Michelle Legro

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A good writer is nothing without a good editor. In this episode, host Rachel Carter speaks with Michelle Legro about what it means to be an editor at a major publication. Legro worked as an editor at Lapham’s Quarterly for years and recently took a new position as the culture editor at New Republic. She’s also a writer and her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Believer, and Tin House. Legro and Carter share tips on what magazines are looking for, on how to write the perfect pitch, and on the unique relationship that exists between writers and their editors.

Rachel Carter grew up surrounded by trees and snow and mountains. She graduated from the University of Vermont and Columbia University, where she received her MFA in nonfiction writing. She is the author of the So Close to You series with Harperteen. These days you can find her working on her next novel in the woods of Vermont.

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