Maria S. Picone

Maria S. Picone is a Korean American adoptee with an MFA in fiction from Goddard College. A multi-genre writer and SFWA member, she grew up in Massachusetts and currently lives in South Carolina. She has been published in Fractured Lit, Ice Floe Press, Bending Genres, Whale Road Review, and Best Small Fictions 2021, among others. She has received grants from Kenyon Review, Tin House, Lighthouse Writers, GrubStreet, The Watering Hole, SAFTA, and others. She is the managing editor at Chestnut Review and The Petigru Review, poetry editor at The Hanok Review, and associate editor at Uncharted Mag. Her website is, Twitter @mspicone.

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The Speculative-Literary Connection: Writing and Publishing Across Markets

May 20, 2022 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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What is the benefit of reading, submitting to, and publishing in literary markets as a speculative writer and vice versa? What are some markets that are blending genres? What are some popular ways to incorporate weirdness into literary writing? When is a story too speculative or not speculative enough? In this panel, cross-genre writers and editors will address these questions and more!