Bring your knowledge and your questions about Children's and YA Publishing to this lunch chat with host, Amber Wheeler Bacon, and special guest, Amelia Brown. We'll discuss publishing trends, resources for authors, and how to know if what you're writing is for children's, YA or Adult audience.
SPECIAL GUEST Amelia Brown holds an MFA in fiction from the Bennington Writing Seminars, where she received the Barry Hanna scholarship. A short story of hers received honorable mention in the Glimmer Train Award for New Writers contest, and another was a finalist for the Fairy Tale Review’s 2017 contest. Her critical essays and reviews have been published at the Masters Review, CRAFT Literary, Full Stop, and at the Ploughshares blog, where she is a regular contributor. Recently, she was accepted to the 2021 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ conference. She works in the rights department of Charlesbridge Publishing in Boston.
HOST Amber Wheeler Bacon is a writer, editor, teacher and literacy coach. She has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and is on the board of directors of the South Carolina Writers Association. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Five Points, Post Road, New Ohio Review, Crazyhorse and Witness. You can find her writing online at Ploughshares, CRAFT, Fiction Writer’s Review and New South. She is the recipient of the 2018 Breakout 8 Writers Prize sponsored by The Author’s Guild and a Katharine Bakeless Nason Scholarship from the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference. Her story collection, We Were Vessels, was one of five finalists for Hub City Press’s C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize. She is Assistant Fiction Editor at Four Way Review.
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