News: Top Ten Reasons to Attend 2010 Pennwriters Conference (#8)


The #8 reason to attend the 2010 Pennwriters Conference: knowledgeable editors.

We've invited three editors this year to hear pitches, teach classes, and participate in read and critiques: Barbara Lalicki is senior vice president and editorial director at HarperCollins Children. She is our keynote James Rollins' editor and also worked with Beverly Cleary and Dan Gutman. David Pomerico is assistant editor at Del Rey Spectra where he focuses on fantasies of all sorts, dystopian literature, and near-future sci-fi thrillers, and works with the Star Wars program. Leis Pederson is associate editor at Berkley Publishing Group where she acquires commercial fiction including romance, urban fantasy, mysteries, thrillers, and general fiction. Find more information about each of them at

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Our visiting editors will be critiquing at the Friday night read and critique sessions, an excellent spot to seek feedback on the opening pages of your current WIP (work in progress). The critiques are available free of charge on a first-registered, first-assigned basis; space is limited, and first and second choices can be made on your registration form. To give you an idea of the process… Bring 10 copies of your first two pages and your half-page synopsis—don't include your name. A moderator will read your submission out loud, and you'll receive comments from the agents, editors, and/or published writers assigned to your group.

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2010 Pennwriters Conference
May 14 – 16, 2010
Eden Resort, Lancaster, PA
Ayleen Stellhorn, conference coordinator


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