IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME: WHY GOOD WORK GETS REJECTED
The video of this session has been recorded and will be posted soon.
October 29, 2016
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Stephanie Foo, Elizabeth Bales Frank, Maria Gagliano, Ayesha Pande, and Joanna Rothkopf
An agent writes “Wonderfully written, beautifully done, not for me.” An editor writes “We can’t use this, but please try us again.” Why does this happen, and what does it mean? A panel of editors and agents will provide a behind-the-scenes look into the factors beyond the merit of a work which lead to rejection, from saturated subject matter to lack of personal resonance. Panelists will discuss how they shape their lists or their issues and recommend how to make the most from the blow of “no” (hint: create a submission strategy!)