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Saturday, October 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Start at the Start: The Best Words Get You Read with Arley Sorg

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Story openings - first words, first lines, first paragraphs, first pages - can make the difference between a story sale a form rejection. Most stories sent to pro venues will be rejected on the basis of the first page or two. A solid opening can buy you a few more pages of read, maybe even land a personal rejection, if you don't make the sale. Come share your short story openings get personal feedback on the first page or two: find out where I'd stop reading why, or if I'd keep going to the end!

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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 →

Saturday October 17, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
  Workshop, Craft