What is the L.A. literary scene, per se?
LS: Itâ€™s very funny but I donâ€™t think people realize there actually are a lot of writers in L.A. who are transplants from the New York literary scene. I was just at a dinner party over the weekend with Meghan Daum, Darcy Cosper, and Lisa Glatt, and I mean Megan and Darcy are originally from New York â€¦ and Iâ€™ve heard that Ann Holmes is actually working on a book out here. The lifestyle is so much easier here, I think itâ€™s actually a lot easier to get the work done here.
Strogov also says she’s committed to reading unsolicited submissions and has taken stories from the pile: “The slush pile doesnâ€™t tire me. Iâ€™m really excited because itâ€™s doing a lot better than I ever dreamed it would have done.”