What is the role of religious voices in a pluralistic society, particularly when writing online? Participants in the writing workshop A Broader Public: Writing for the Online Audience, with the Editors of Religion Dispatches discussed this question, among others, when they gathered at the Collegeville Institute last week.
Participants met daily to critique work and discuss best practices, which included conversation on how to pitch articles to editors. When asked what one insight they would take with them, a workshop participant wrote: “Editors want to find good writers just as much as writers want to get published.”
Lisa Webster and Evan Derkacz, co-editors of Religion Dispatches, facilitated the workshop. One participant remarked: “Lisa and Evan are kind, giving, and incredibly patient. I could not have asked for better facilitators. They have great chemistry and clearly like each other a lot despite (gently) disagreeing on some aspects of writing and editing.”