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Friday, May 17 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Navigating as "Gatekeepers" of Publishing

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From the outside, editors and agents seem to be an arcane force. If you want to get past the gates, what are the rules? Agents and acquisitions editors discuss their perspective of what it's like to be seen as gatekeepers and the dangers of being in a position of power. They discuss the limitations of their power, the politics of slush piles, and how they walk the line between being social and being predatory.

Moderators
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Diana M. Pho

Editor, Tor Books
Diana M. Pho is a two-time Hugo Award-nominated editor at Tor Books. Books she has edited have gone on to win the Thriller Award (Steeplejack by A. J. Hartley, for Best YA), and the Ditmar Award (Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer, for Best Novel) and to become award finalists... Read More →

Speakers
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Neil Clarke

Editor, Clarkesworld Magazine
Neil Clarke (neil-clarke.com) is a Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning editor and publisher. He is the owner of Wyrm Publishing and editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, Forever Magazine, and several anthologies, including the Best Science Fiction of the Year series for Night Shade B... Read More →
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Jennifer Udden

Agent, Barry Goldblatt Literary
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John Joseph Adams

Editor, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
John Joseph Adams is the editor of John Joseph Adams Books, an SF/Fantasy imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is also the series editor of Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, as well as the bestselling editor of many other anthologies, including Robot Uprisings, Dead Man’s... Read More →
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DongWon Song

Agent, Howard Morhaim Literary Agency


Friday May 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
G/H Salon

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