August 10-12, 2018 | New York City

Slush Pile Boot Camp: How to Stand Out From the Rest

How do you get recognized in a sea of hundreds? What does a rejection really mean? Chantelle Aimée Osman, pitch/query teacher and Editor of the New Wave Crime Division of Down & Out Books discusses life from both sides of the slush pile, and provides tips for getting your submission to rise above. She’ll also cover the logistics of publishing, from editing to acquisition, and often overlooked opportunities including novellas, anthologies, as well as the pros and cons of self-publishing vs. traditional.