In this workshop, writers will have the opportunity to learn strategies and gain insight on how to get their works published. Our panelists will provide attendees insight from the perspectives of the literary agent, editors, and published writers. Literary agent Linda Camacho (Prospect Agency); editor Quressa Robinson (St. Martin's Press); and authors Marcela Landres and Meera Nair.
Wednesday, November 9th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Queens Council on the Arts
37-11 35th Ave, Entrance on 37th St
Astoria, NY 11101
FWB Members FREE
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Linda Camacho joined Prospect Agency in 2015 after a decade in publishing. After graduating from Cornell University, Linda interned at Simon & Schuster and Writers House literary agency, and worked at Penguin and Random House before making the leap to agenting. She has an MFA in creative writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and has broad reading tastes. She's seeking graphic narratives, MG, YA, and adult fiction across all genres (particularly romance/women's fiction and upmarket), along with select picture book writer-illustrators.
Marcela Landres is the author of the e-book How Editors Think: The Real Reason They Rejected You, publishes the award-winning e-zine Latinidad, and is an Editorial Consultant who helps writers get published by editing their work and advising them on how to manage their writing careers. A co-founder of the Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference, she has acted as a judge for the PEN/Beyond Margins Award, and was formerly an editor with Simon & Schuster. For more information, visit https://marcelalandres.com
Meera Nair is the author of Video (Pantheon) and a children's book Maya Saves the Day (Duckbill: India). Video won the 7th Annual Asian-American Literary Award and was a chosen as a Notable Book by the Kiriyama Pacific-Rim Prize. It was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year and the Editor's Choice at the San Francisco Chronicle. Her work has been featured on National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts, the Washington Post and in the New York Times magazine, the Hindu, Threepenny Review, Calyx, India Abroad, Departures magazine and in the anthologies Charlie Chan is Dead-2, Money Changes Everything and Delhi Noir. Nair has won the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship twice, as well as fellowships from the New York Times and from the MacDowell Artists’ Colony and Queens Council for the Arts. She was the Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University from 2011-2014, and led the University's Writing London Study Abroad summer program in the UK. She currently teaches writing at New York University and Brooklyn College. www.meeranair.net.
Quressa Robinson works for St. Martin’s Press, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, and is the editor of SPELLS OF BLOOD AND KIN, CERTAIN DARK THINGS, THE SPICE BOX LETTERS, THE BEAUTIFUL ONES, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY, THE ATLAS OF FORGOTTEN PLACES, the DESERT WOLF series, and many more to come. She is an alumnus of the University of California Santa Cruz, Columbia University’s MFA program, and House Slytherin. There is power in the dark side.