Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Getting Published: What do publishers really know?

James Lee Burke's work has been awarded an Edgar twice for Best Crime Novel of the Year. He has also been a recipient of a Breadloaf and Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA grant. Two of his novels, Heaven's Prisoners and Two For Texas, have been made into motion pictures. His short stories have been published in The Atlantic Monthly, New Stories from the South, Best American Short Stories, Antioch Review, Southern Review, and The Kenyon Review.

Burke's novel The Lost Get Back Boogie was rejected 111 times over a period of nine years, and upon publication by Louisiana State University press, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

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