When we began Editorially, we did so with the desire to fill a gap which we felt ourselves: the absence of a web-first, collaborative writing tool built with the editorial workflow in mind. We’ve said before that scratching your own itch isn’t the end-all of a product strategy, but we believe it does offer a valuable perspective and one we’re keen to hold on to. Plus, at the end of the day, we’re compulsive writers, editors, and publishers; working on Editorially only encourages us.
So today we’re delighted to share the beginnings of a new space for exercising that compulsion: STET, a writers’ journal of culture and technology. We built this in order to commission, edit, and share good writing — as well as talk about what makes that writing good. We’ll explore topics on and adjacent to the editorial process, plus those which touch on subjects of interest and offer room to explore both the felicity and the craft of writing and editing. Many articles will be paired with notes from the editor that identify or investigate the qualities that make the writing delightful or compelling.
The title pays homage to a discussion between writer and editor, in which one or the other marks a change “stet,” meaning “let it stand.” It suggests both discussion and revision, elements which we believe are at the heart of good writing.
We’re beginning slowly, with just a few pieces. And we’re inviting contributions from writers, editors, illustrators, and photographers; submissions and queries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. (All contributors will be paid.) Stay tuned.