Andrew f. sullivan

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Andrew F. Sullivan is from Oshawa, Ontario. He is the author of the novel WASTE (Dzanc Books), named a Best Book of the Year by The Globe & MailThe WalrusCBC Books, and The Writers' Trust in 2016. His short story collection ALL WE WANT IS EVERYTHING (ARP Books), was shortlisted for the ReLit Award for Short Fiction and named a Best Book of the Year by The Globe & Mail in 2013. Sullivan's fiction has been repeatedly shortlisted for the National Magazine Awards and his work has appeared in HazlittPRISM, Joyland, The Globe & MailThe New QuarterlyBeneath Ceaseless Skies, The National Post, and other publications. Sullivan is interested in fiction that explores and challenges the limits of genre, whether it's crime, horror, sci-fi, fantasy or literary fiction. He lives in Toronto.

There is no true path to creating a great story, but curiosity and discovery are inherent to the process. Finding out what’s driving an author to create a short story or a novel is the necessary first step. Early discussions with me will delve into what the author’s goals are for the piece and how they plan to achieve them. Typically, the revision process often starts with big ideas and then works its way down to the sentence level. Even in the most outrageous work, every scene and every sentence should contribute to the story. I want authors to take chances, to experiment, and to learn from every attempt. There is no such thing as a perfect first draft.

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