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Thursday, May 9 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Professional Etiquette: The Business Side of Art

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Writing is a business. Although authors spend much of their time alone behind the keyboard, they cannot afford to lose sight of professional etiquette and behavior. The panelists will share their insights into what constitutes professional and unprofessional behavior in the publishing industry, how to cultivate good professional etiquette, and how to cope with unprofessional behavior directed at you. Topics will include approaching and interacting with agents and editors, how to handle bad reviews, seeking advice and mentorship from experienced authors, remembering that a social business event is still a business event first, and keeping up good relationships with colleagues.

Moderators
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James Chambers

Co-Chair, StokerCon™ 2021, Horror Writers Association
James Chambers was co-chair of StokerCon 2018. He is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the original graphic novel Kolchak the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe as well as the Lovecraftian novella collection, The Engines of Sacrifice, described in a Publisher’s... Read More →

Speakers
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Brian Matthews

Bram Stoker Awards® Show Coordinator, Co-Chair, StokerCon™ 2021, Horror Writers Association
Author, financial planner, former psychologist, husband, and father. That pretty much sums it up.
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Ellen Datlow

Ellen Datlow has been editing sf/f/h, short fiction for almost forty years. She currently acquires short fiction and novellas for Tor.com. She’s edited more than ninety anthologies, and has won multiple awards for her work. Her next original anthology is Echoes: The Saga Anthology... Read More →
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Jonathan Maberry

Author
Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, 5-time Bram Stoker Award-winner, and comic book writer. His vampire apocalypse book series, V-WARS, was produced as a Netflix original series. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction... Read More →
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Cherry Weiner

owner, Cherry Weiner Literary Agency
Cherry Weiner grew up in Australia, lived in Europe for three and a half years and moved to American when she married her husband Jack.  She has been agenting since 1977, when she was fired by her boss the well-known Robert P. Mills. Mills’ famous clients (she will not drop any... Read More →



Thursday May 9, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Emerald Room