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PUSH TO PUBLISH 2013 Epilogue

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.




Push To Publish Conference 2013, Register Now!

Push to Publish 2013: Strategies and Techniques to Get Your Work in Print and Online

Start: 10/12/2013 9:00 am

End: 10/12/2013 5:00 pm

Where: Rosemont College, 1400 Montgomery Ave., Rosemont, PA 19010.


For Complete Conference Information CLICK HERE.

Whether you are an established writer or just getting started, this one-day workshop will provide valuable resources you can use to get your work in print and online. Highlights include:

•Speed date with the editors and agents: Meet editors and agents who will review and offer feedback on your work (bring up to 5 pages of fiction, poetry, or nonfiction to review and discuss). See complete details for a list of participating agents and editors.

•Learn how to increase your chances of getting published.

•Discuss the new writing trends with professionals in the community.

•Get great marketing and networking tips to break into the competitive world of publishing.

Adele Downs will represent the Romance genre during the following panel discussion:

1:15-2:15 Breakout Session I – McShain/Dorothy McKenna Brown Science Center (Building #2 on campus map) :

A: SELLING YOUR GENRE FICTION Panelists: Gregory Frost (moderator), Jon McGoran, Cordelia Frances Biddle, Adele Downs.

For Complete Information about PUSH TO PUBLISH 2013, visit

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