Testimonials

Adrienne Brodeur was a great partner and tireless in her efforts to create an entirely new kind of fiction magazine. Her inspired work with our contributors launched many writers’ careers and ultimately led our magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story, to win a National Magazine Award in only its fourth year of publication. She’s a wonderful person, a terrific talent, and an invaluable asset to any aspiring writer.”

Francis Ford Coppola, filmmaker

Adrienne Brodeur is the editor you don’t even let yourself hope for.  She’s brilliant, first of all, in the way that matters most—that is, she knows how to make your work the very best it can be.   Or that’s what she did for me, when she edited the title story of my first collection almost fifteen years ago, and what she still does for me.  Aside from being incredibly smart, she’s trustworthy, sympathetic, and generous–basically the best friend a piece of writing ever had.”

Melissa Bank, author of The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing and The Wonder Spot.

Adrienne Brodeur is the rarest of editors, a consummate professional who works intuitively and from the heart, seeking the integrity of a project, reflecting it back to the author and working to bring every strength to the fore. She is smart, fearless, creative and generous; she is rigorous, a truth-seeker, and demands the best a writer can give. She is not afraid to tackle the hard questions and see them through.  Working with Adrienne has been a gift and an inspiration.”

Carole DeSanti, VP and Editor-at-Large, Penguin Group US and author of The Unruly Passions of Eugénie R.

Adrienne Brodeur is a writer’s godsend. She sees the micro – the missing parallelism, the infelicitous line – and (vastly more important) the macro: the shape of the thing as it is meant to be, the shape that the writer cannot make out on her own. A sublime editor.”

Pinckney Benedict, author of Miracle Boy and Other Stories

Adrienne Brodeur is a gifted editor – patient, insightful, honest, and discerning on every level. She also brings both passion and professionalism to every project she takes on. Any author who has the privilege to work with her should jump at the opportunity.”

Elizabeth Sheinkman, Literary Agent, William Morris Endeavor

I hope your characters experience the serendipity of running into Adrienne. She will embrace their quirks, gently point out the stains on their clothes, help them work on their posture, and then help beckon the limelight they deserve, but more than that, she will love them as her own.”

Kathy Hepinstall, author of The Blue Asylum

At some point, it’s impossible to get to the next level of writing fiction without investing in a mentor/coach who can work with you on your particular goals. Adrienne is that rare and valuable combination of being both a great editor and a great teacher. I find it extremely rewarding to work with her.”

Jennifer Haupt, co-author of I’ll Stand by You: One Woman’s Mission to Heal the Children of the World.