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Saturday, October 17 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Writing to Market: BIPOC Writers Navigating Commercial Viability

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Acquisition departments in publishing have the job of considering how profitable a work can be. BIPOC face more hurdles than other authors in trying to make their books stand out as profitable. What does that look like from an author agent standpoint? Is it something authors should worry about. This panel explores those concerns.

Moderators
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Arley Sorg

co-Editor-in-Chief, Fantasy Magazine
Arley Sorg is co-Editor-in-Chief at Fantasy Magazine. He's also an associate editor at Locus Magazine, where he’s been on staff since 2014. He joined the Lightspeed family in 2014 to work on the Queers Destroy Science Fiction! special issue, starting as a slush reader. He eventually... Read More →

Guests
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Tochi Onyebuchi

Tochi Onyebuchi is the author of the young adult novel Beasts Made of Night, which won the Ilube Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel by an African, its sequel, Crown of Thunder, and War Girls, a Locus and Nommo Award Finalist. He holds degrees from Yale, the Tisch School... Read More →
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Terese Mason Pierre

Terese Mason Pierre is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Strange Horizons, FIYAH Magazine, Uncanny, and elsewhere online and in print. She is the senior poetry editor of Augur Magazine, a speculative and surrealism literature journal, and she is the author of chapbooks... Read More →
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Patrice Caldwell

Patrice Caldwell is a graduate of Wellesley College and the founder & fundraising chair of People of Color in Publishing–a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting, empowering, and uplifting racially and ethnically marginalized members of the book publishing industry. Born... Read More →
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Ayana Gray

Ayana Gray is the author of BEASTS OF PREY (Putnam Books for Young Readers, Spring 2022) and a lover of all things monsters and magic. Originally an Atlanta native, she now lives in sunny Florida where she writes fantastical stories, follows Formula One racing, and worries over her... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
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