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June 23, 2021

2021 SUMMER SFWA Member Business Meeting

June 23, 2021 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Every year as part of the Nebula Conference, SFWA holds a member business meeting where the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, and other staff and key volunteers talk to you about what we’re doing and where the organization is going, as well as respond to your questions.

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June 06, 2021

Writing and Parenting: Finding Balance and Time (sponsored by plottr)

June 6, 2021 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Authors (parents!) talk about finding time and balance between the needs of family and writing–how to keep motivation, and how to prevent and deal with overwhelm.

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How Quarantine Has Changed the Middle Grade and Young Adult Markets (Sponsored by Candlewick press)

June 6, 2021 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Experienced authors and editors discuss how the middle grade and young adult markets shifted due to COVID-19 and how they stay agile as the rules begin to shift.

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Writing Through Pain and Fatigue (Sponsored by Tj Berry)

June 6, 2021 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Panelists discuss the methods that help them navigate writing through pain and fatigue, and share strategies for writers in similar situations.

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By Our Powers Combined: Writing Collaboratively (Sponsored by Tor)

June 6, 2021 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Writers across prose, games, and television share their collaboration stories and strategies.

 

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Taking Marginalization to Acquisitions (sponsored by Liminal Fiction)

June 6, 2021 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Panelists: Diana M. Pho, Ruoxi Chen, Angeline Rodriguez and Tiana Coven (moderator)

Editors discuss how they approach pitching books featuring marginalized identities and non-western inspired worlds in acquisition meetings to marketing and sales teams that might fear they are not “commercial enough.”

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Hanging up Your Shingle: How to Start in Freelance Editorial (Sponsored by podium audio)

June 6, 2021 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Experienced freelance editors give insights on how writers and publishing professionals can set up their own businesses in editorial.

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June 05, 2021

Assembling a Short Story Collection (sponsored by Kurth Lampe Worldwide)

June 5, 2021 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Join short fiction writers for a discussion about best practices for assembling and publishing a collection of your own stories.

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Taxes and Finances for Non-U.S. Writers Publishing in the United States (Sponsored by Kurth Lampe Worldwide)

June 5, 2021 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Authors who are based outside the United States discuss their financial experiences with a publishing industry that is largely based in New York City and offer tips to those in similar situations.

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Beyond Superheroes: Indie Science Fiction Graphic Novel Showcase (sponsored by Robert Stadnick)

June 5, 2021 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join experienced creators and editors and discover new graphic novel authors and learn about the possibilities of this vital medium.

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