Jobs In Hell 1
How to Get A Literary Agent by Nicholas Kaufmann
Letters From Hell
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Jobs In Hell was a weekly newsletter for horror writers, editors, artists, publishers and others in the field. It was edited by myself and featured a number of staff writers, including J.F. Gonzalez, Tom Piccirilli, Regina Garza-Mitchell, John Urbancik, John Platt, Mike Oliveri, and many more. It also featured guest material from writers and editors such as Richard Laymon, Ellen Datlow, Edward Lee, John Pelan, Linda Addison, and others. It won the Bram Stoker Award for Non-Fiction in 2001.
The layout of each issue followed a formula: Hail Saten (my editorial column, named that because an irate reader compared me to Satan but — in their indignation —misspelled the entity’s name(, Market Listings (which provided a weekly run down of magazines, anthologies, and publishers who were looking for submissions), regular columns by our staff writers and guests, and Letters From Hell (our reader mailbag).
This revival of Jobs In Hell will follow a similar format. Each issue will begin with a brief editorial, followed by the Market Listings (the meat of the newsletter and the reason you are subscribing), and then Market News. These will be followed by something new — classified ad listings for freelance editors, proofreaders, artists, designers, etc. Then we’ll have an article about some aspect of the business. And finally, your letters.