S125. Trust Falls: The Editor/Author Relationship

D131-132, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Hear insights from two authors and their editors about their working relationship. This panel will help writers understand what they can—and cannot—expect from their editors, as well as shed light on best practices for both authors and editors for how to give and receive feedback in a productive way. The panelists will also discuss the truth about publisher’s deadlines, and demystify some of those old-fashioned publishing terms like “legal read,” “galley,” “permissions,” and “blurbs.”



Erin Calligan Mooney is a senior editor for Little A, Amazon's Publishing's literary fiction and nonfiction imprint.

Vivian Lee is an editor at Little A, Amazon Publishing's literary fiction and narrative nonfiction imprint. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a BA in Literary Journalism and from the New School University in New York with a MFA in Creative Writing (Nonfiction).

Matthew Salesses's books include The Hundred-Year Flood, I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying, and (forthcoming) The Murder of the Doppelgänger and Own Story: Essays. He has written for the New York Times, NPR, Salon, VICE, and other outlets. He is an Assistant Professor of English at Coe College.

Kristen Arnett is a queer fiction and essay writer. She's held several writing fellowships and was Ninth Letter's Award Winner in Fiction. She is the author of Felt in the Jaw, a story collection which won the Coil Book Award. Her debut novel, Mostly Dead Things, is forthcoming from Tin House Books.

Tony Perez is an editor at Tin House Books.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Washington State Convention Center