Admission includes the first two Pursuit of Publishing panels. Register in advance to guarantee a seat. A limited number of people will be admitted at the door. $20
It Was the Best of Lines, It Was the Worst of Lines 11 am -12:15 pm
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a good novel must be in want of a great opening line." —Jane Austen, sorta
Come compete in our Great First Lines contest! Bring three versions of the first line of your novel, short story, memoir or even query or cover letter. Our panel of experts will offer suggestions and choose a winner. We'll discuss great first lines in literature and what makes them succeed. Featuring editors from ZYZZYVA, Bare Life Review, and Wise Ink Publishing, as well as an agent from Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
Rise to the Top of the Slush Pile 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Four literary magazines answer the questions on every writer’s mind: what are you looking for? How can I make my submission shine? How do you decide who gets published and who goes to recycling bin? Secrets will be revealed. Featuring editors from ZYZZVA, Foglifter Press, Under the Gum Tree, and Bellingham Review.
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