Bodice Ripping At The ABA

Truth may be stranger than fiction, but you’ll never be able to convince the editor of the ABA’s Probate and Property magazine. This “call for stories” recently circulated on a law professor listserv:

The Editor of the ABA’s Probate and Property magazine is interested in finding someone to draft a serial fiction piece for publication. Here is his description, “I envision a serialized story, over several issues of the magazine, ideally incorporating both probate and trust and real property subjects. It could involve practice techniques, ethical dilemmas, client relationships, etc. – something firmly in keeping with the magazine’s purpose but at the same time new for the magazine. As for the genre, I have nothing particular in mind. A mystery, slasher/thriller, bodice-ripper, sci-fi? It could even be elaborate historical fiction (aka lawyer war stories!)” Primarily, he is looking for something that would be of interest to practitioners.

What, precisely, constitutes “practitioner fiction”?

Personally, I’d vote for Ann Bannon. She’d really rock that P&P readership!

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4 Responses

  1. Editor, Probate & Property says:

    Thanks for spreading the word, Dan! Would you like to try your hand at a story?

  2. Sir John Mortimer says:

    Sorry, I didn’t see the phrase “practitioner fiction” in the description of suggested stories. But I think I have a good idea of what “practitioner fiction” would be.

  3. John Grisham says:

    I think I have a good idea, too. Try it, Dan. You might like it.

  4. Editor, Probate & Property says:

    To the two previous commentators: Thanks, fellas! I sure hope Dan writes a story for the magazine. If he does, I promise to add upgrading my opinion of bloggers to my New Year’s resolutions.