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Friday, May 10 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Beyond The Sale: Working With Editors

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We all hope to make that first sale. But what happens next? Enter the editor. Our panel will discuss what authors should know about the editorial process, how it can differ by editor or publication, how to accept and incorporate edits into your work without losing your voice or intent, what editors expect of authors in a professional sense, and how to protect your work from unprofessional editing.

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Michael Bailey

Owner / Editor, Written Backwards
Michael Bailey is a freelance writer, editor and book designer, and the recipient of over two dozen literary accolades, such as the Bram Stoker Award and Benjamin Franklin Award. His novels include Palindrome Hannah, Phoenix Rose, and Psychotropic Dragon, and he has published two... Read More →

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Jennifer Barnes

Managing Editor, Raw Dog Screaming Press
Jennifer Barnes is managing editor of Raw Dog Screaming Press and has been publishing for more than 15 years. She spent four years as an editor for The Dream People Literary Magazine. Her children’s book, Better Haunted Homes and Gardens, illustrated by Kristen Margiotta, is a seasonal... Read More →
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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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Leza Cantoral

Publisher, CLASH Books
I am the publisher of CLASH Books & also an author. I'm into poetry, witchcraft & weird fiction. I'm the editor of Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey & Sylvia Plath & author of Cartoons in the Suicide Forest.
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Don D'Auria

Executive Editor, Flame Tree Press
For fifteen years, Don D’Auria directed Leisure Books’ horror line, which Rue Morgue magazine called “the champion of paperback horror.” Don went on to launch and direct for six years Samhain Publishing’s horror line, described by Famous Monsters as “one of the premiere... Read More →
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Kate Jonez

Chief Editor, Omnium Gatherum
Kate Jonez is the Chief Editor at Omnium Gatherum. Omnium Gatherum publishes horror, dark fantasy and weird fiction. In the 5 years the press has been in operation, several titles have been nominated for awards. This year John Claude Smith's Riding the Centipedeand Ian Welke’s End... Read More →

Friday May 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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