Nicola Mason, Editor
For fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid works, I’m open to anything in terms of subject and form and driving force (whether that force be character, plot, structure, humor, concept, or some combination of these). What I’m looking for in particular are books that exude energy and command—that persuade and even transport me with the world or worlds, the characters and consciousnesses, they present. I adore innovation and am usually more drawn to imperfect work that takes risks than I am to something accomplished that does no more than meet expectations; I enjoy playful modes but also appreciate tonally serious stuff. Craft is paramount to me. I’ll read anything that’s artfully written, no matter its so-called category. I should mention that I will copyedit all the prose Acre acquires, and I’m an active editor—line by line as well as in the developmental/structural sense. I love digging in, bouncing ideas back and forth, and generally treat every project like it’s my little golden baby. Thanks for considering Acre.