Ruoxi Chen

Ruoxi Chen acquires and edits science fiction and fantasy for Tordotcom Publishing, a division of Macmillan. She’s had the joy of working with and on authors and books that have been shortlisted for the Ilube Nommo, the Ignyte, Locus, the Nebula, the Hugo, the Astounding, and the NAACP Image Award, and that have won the Crawford Award, World Fantasy Award, the New England Book Award, and the American Library Association’s Alex Award. Her work has appeared in The Dark and Electric Literature, where she also contributes to the publishing advice column Blunt Instrument.

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Taking Marginalization to Acquisitions (sponsored by Liminal Fiction)

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

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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.”