Doug Lansky Interview

Nana Chen interviews Doug Lansky (, editor of Scanorama and the author of The Last Trout in Venice.

Nana: What have you learned over the years about travel writing that you think would have made life a bit easier in the beginning, be it the business itself, the choice of topics or the actual writing?

Doug: Not to take it personally when you’re stuff gets lost or rejected. And you should have loads of different proposals going at once. There’s a tendency at the beginning to pitch an idea and wait for ages to see if it gets accepted. Better to put it out there and follow up, but also have a lot of others going so you don’t feel like you’re helplessly waiting for someone to make a decision.

Rolf Potts has also interviewed Doug.


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