As you know, MacAdam/Cage is one of Slushpile‚Äôs favorite publishers. So it‚Äôs a big deal to us that Publishers Weekly is reporting this afternoon that MC is losing two editors.
Anika Streitfeld, the respected fiction editor at MacAdam/Cage who edited The Time Traveler‚Äôs Wife is moving to Random House‚Äôs Ballantine imprint.
And in an unrelated, coincidental move, Slushpile favorite Pat Walsh is leaving MC to pursue his own writing career. Our readers know doubt are aware of my adoration of Walsh‚Äôs 78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reasons Why It Just Might which was just published by Penguin. Walsh is also under contract to deliver a book about the world series of poker.
I‚Äôm sad to see Walsh go, but I appreciate his time and generosity. And although the literary world loses a great editor, it‚Äôs gaining a fantastic writer as well. So we‚Äôll be able to enjoy his work far into the future.