July 22-24, 2021


Slush Pile Boot Camp

How do you get recognized in a sea of hundreds? What does a rejection really mean? Chantelle Aimée Osman, pitch/query teacher and Acquiring Editor of Agora, an imprint of Polis Books, discusses life from both sides of the slush pile, and provides tips for getting your submission to rise above the rest. Starting with a quick overview of the logistics of publishing, from editing to acquisition, she’ll discuss what editors are looking for, including often overlooked opportunities such as novellas and anthologies. She also addresses what you can expect from agents, small publishers, and larger publishers to help you navigate the ins and outs of the submission process.