Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Editorial Advice Available at the Fitzgerald Conference

According to this announcement, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference is making a few changes this year:

Professional Literary Advice from Top Editors and Consultants

Many writers-from the aspiring to the established-already know about the impressive highlights of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference coming up this October 25 in Rockville, Md. Registrants will have the opportunity to learn from such pros as Elmore "Dutch" Leonard, Susan Cheever, George Pelecanos, Laura Lippman, and many others. Writers can participate in workshops with subjects ranging from novel structure to the relationship between authors and publishers.

For the first time, the Fitzgerald Conference offers writers the opportunity of a one-on-one meeting with a literary magazine editor or literary consultant Amy Holman. This is an opportunity for aspiring authors to sit face-to-face for 20 minutes discussing your manuscript in a scheduled appointment.

How it works:
* once you've registered for the conference, you can sign up for an appointment with the consultant of your choice for only $30. Contact the conference via PotomacReviewEditor@montgomerycollege.edu or 240-567-4100 to schedule and to pay and to submit your mss.
* you'll have the opportunity to submit your manuscript (Fiction 12-15 pages; Poetry 5-7 pages) - the deadline is Saturday, October 11.
* during the conference, you'll sit down with the literary consultant and discuss your work.

Participating editors include ...
* Mark Drew of The Gettysburg Review
* Gregory Donovan of Blackbird
* Patricia Schultheis of Narrative.
* Mary Flinn of Blackbird
* Amy Holman, literary consultant

Registration and more information is here or call (301) 309-9461. These consultations are first come, first scheduled. First register for the conference, then your manuscript must be received by October 11 (Fiction 12-15 pages, Poetry 5-7 pages).


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.