Down to Earth Romance

Over the weekend I served as a panelist at the Push To Publish 2013 conference, sponsored by Philadelphia Stories magazine and hosted by distinguished Rosemont College. Approximately 100 attendees gathered to meet with agents and editors, attend workshops, and network.

In his keynote speech “Stories We Tell Ourselves” award-winning literary author and Professor at University of Alabama, Michael Martone, had these nuggets to share: “We tell stories because we are human, and we are human because we tell stories. The true regions of the world are mapped by the stories we tell. Mythologies…acknowledge human problems.”

Fiction writers Gregory Frost (moderator; fantasy), Cordelia Frances Biddle (historical), Jon McGoren (thriller), Adele Downs (romance) shared the stage to discuss our respective genres in today’s competitive marketplace. It was my pleasure to meet these talented and gracious authors, and I enjoyed my time with them. I hope the attendees of Push to Publish enjoyed their time with us, too.

Gregory Frost (l), Adele Downs (c), Cordelia Biddle (r).

Gregory Frost (l), Adele Downs (c), Cordelia Biddle (r).

Picturesque Rosemont College in Pennsylvania

Picturesque Rosemont College in Pennsylvania

Volunteers greet attendees at the 2013 Push To Publish conference.

Volunteers greet attendees at the 2013 Push To Publish conference.

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Comments on: "PUSH TO PUBLISH 2013 Epilogue" (2)

  1. Thanks Adele for a great panel…I’m trying to think up that zombie romance story even as we speak!

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    • Hi Jim,

      Thanks for your note, and good luck with that zombie romance! LOL. If you sell it, please lmk. Try digital publishers Samhain and Carina Press for horror. I’m sure there are others who might be interested. Horror is a very small subgenre, but there are editors looking for well crafted stories. Carina Press doesn’t require the story to be romance, so you have a little more flexibility there. Try running an Internet search for additional digital publishers buying horror. Magazines, too. Best of luck!

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