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Sunday, April 18 • 19:00 - 19:50
Professional Querying Practices

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Publishing, AMIRITE?! As one prominent literary agent recently expounded in her newsletter, "the #1 question I get from my client[s] is 'is this normal?'" Well, every situation is different, and the 2020 pandemic has thrown everyone for a loop, but we'll do our best to give an overview of what to expect when you're expecting... to query an agent or editor. And how to act like a professional while doing it!

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Curtis Chen

Secretary, SFWA
Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, Curtis C. Chen (陳致宇) now writes stories and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. He's the author of the Kangaroo series of funny science fiction spy thrillers and has written for the Realm originals Ninth Step Station, Machina, and... Read More →

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Sam Morgan

Sam Morgan is a literary agent based out of Brooklyn, NY. He specializes in fantasy and science fiction. He represents such authors as Jenn Lyons, Megan E. O'Keefe, Jay Posey, Alexander C. Kane, and Daniel Polansky.
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José Pablo Iriarte

José Pablo Iriarte is a Cuban-American writer and teacher who lives in Central Florida. José’s fiction can be found in magazines such as Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Fireside Fiction, and others, and has been featured in best-of lists compiled by Tangent Online, Featured Futures... Read More →
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Premee Mohamed

Premee Mohamed is an Indo-Caribbean scientist and speculative fiction author based in Edmonton, Alberta. She is the author of speculative fiction novels 'Beneath the Rising' (2020), 'A Broken Darkness' (2021), and novellas 'These Lifeless Things' (2021), 'And What Can We Offer You... Read More →
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Elle Ire

Elle Ire writes science fiction novels featuring kick-ass women who fall in love with each other. Her first novel, VICIOUS CIRCLE, released from Torquere Press in November, 2015, and was rereleased in January, 2020, by DSP Publications. Her STORM FRONTS series (THREADBARE, PATCHWORK... Read More →


Sunday April 18, 2021 19:00 - 19:50 UTC
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