S248. The Business of Literary Publishing in the Twenty-First Century

Room 618/619/620, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Saturday, March 1, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Leading industry professionals discuss the business of literary publishing today. A legendary independent publisher, a successful literary agent, and an award-winning executive editor talk about the nuts and bolts of the publishing industry. From conception and submission through editing, production, marketing, and beyond, these four will demystify the process from the inside out.



Elisabeth Schmitz is Vice-President and Editorial Director of Grove/Atlantic Inc. where she has worked for eighteen years as an editor of both fiction and narrative nonfiction.

Morgan Entrekin is currently the president and publisher of Grove/Atlantic, Inc. Grove/Atlantic publishes general nonfiction, current affairs, history, biography, narrative journalism, fiction, drama, and poetry.

Jill Bialosky is the author of three poetry volumes, most recently Intruder, and two novels, House Under Snow and The Life Room. Her recent memoir, History of a Suicide was a New York Times best seller. She is a Vice President and Executive Editor at W. W. Norton & Company.

Dani Shapiro is the author of the memoirs Devotion and Slow Motion, and the novels Family History and Black & White. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, and Ploughshares. Her new book, Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life, was published last fall.

Rick Simonson is senior book buyer and co-directs the reading series at Seattle's Elliott Bay Book Company. He is on the boards of Copper Canyon Press and University of Washington Press and has served as juror for the STORY Prize, the DSC South Asian Literature Prize, and the National Book Award.


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