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Top Ten Mistakes Editors See Every Day

Here, in no particular order, is my top ten list of common mistakes in unpublished (and unpublishable) manuscripts, on a scale of ‘Don’t do this’ to ‘For the love of god, no!’

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The Memoirs of a Penny-a-Liner

Adrift in the Atlantic with a corrupt Tory M.P. Surrounded by sharks. Low on booze....

Who says history is boring?

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The Strange Fiction of Oliver Onions

Onions was seeking to move beyond the conventional ghost story. He is dismissive of the familiar signifiers, positing instead ‘a class of beings of a composition so unstable that they are hardly known to have been ghosts till they have passed.’

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