We Meet on the Page: The Writer-Editor Relationship

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Rejections. I had enough to wallpaper my makeshift writing studio. After five years as a lowly editorial assistant, toiling away in the upstairs-downstairs hierarchy of The New Yorker magazine, I was still unpublished; but I was young and had given myself ten years to become a writer. Every day in the magazine’s busy halls, great editors passed me by, their expressions pensive, distracted. I was as…