The Great Resignation

Numerous publish­ing professionals announced their resignations in March 2022, leading to widespread discussions on social media about burnout and unsustainable workloads, especially for junior staff. Genre-related departures include Tor/Forge assistant editor Molly McGhee, who resigned from the company after her request for a promotion was denied. Her first ever acquisition (The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake) recently debuted at #3 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. McGhee says ‘‘the current labor expectation in publishing is untenable.’’ Read her full state­ment on Twitter.

Orbit assistant editor Hillary Sames also announced that she was leaving the industry, and associate editor Angeline Rodriguez also resigned her position.

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