iWriterly Video: What Editors at Publishing Houses Wish Writers Knew | Ft. City Owl Press (Indie Press)

Let’s talk about what editors at publishing houses wish writers knew.

In this iWriterly video, Meg LaTorre interviews two editors from an independent press, City Owl Press, all about how to stand out in a submission, the mistakes writers make in cold submissions, the process of acquiring a book, do writers need an agent to submit to indie presses, and what editors wish authors knew about working with editors.




City Owl Press is a cutting edge indie publishing company, bringing the world of romance and speculative fiction to discerning readers. Co-founded by award-winning authors, Yelena Casale and Tina Moss, the City Owl Press team brings together more than a decade of business, writing, editing, design, marketing, advertising, and publishing experience.



YELENA CASALE, co-founder of City Owl Press, is a USA Today Bestselling Author and editor, who highly prizes quality and professionalism. She earned a Master of Science in Publishing from New York University and has always been interested in everything literature and publishing. Over the past decade, she has edited numerous fiction and non-fiction works, including novels, short stories, articles and business documentation for a variety of organizations, charities, and presses. She’s a highly experienced social media strategist and marketing expert. She is keen to share a wealth of knowledge with authors, bringing her editorial skills, expertise, and great enthusiasm to the mix. She loves strong urban fantasy and paranormal romance, as well as medieval, Renaissance and Native American historical romance. She’s currently also open to contemporary romantic suspense and sci-fi romance.

TINA MOSS, co-founder of City Owl Press, is a USA Today Bestselling Author and business professional with over a decade of experience in the publishing industry. Starting in 2006, she began her career penning narrative fiction shorts for women’s magazines. Since then, she’s written several novels in popular, mass market genres. Earning a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from Brooklyn College, she shares her love of books by working in academia and focusing on teaching the next generation of literati. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. With extensive design, business acumen, and editing expertise, she brings a critical eye to all aspects of book production. As a social media savant, she emphasizes the importance of strong marketing and advertising for every City Owl Press book.



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Yelena Casale

Tina Moss

Tina & Yelena