F289. The Process of Publishing Historical Fiction

Room L100 A, Lower Level
Friday, April 10, 2015
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


This panel holistically addresses the process of researching, writing, selling, publishing, and promoting historical fiction. An author describes creative approaches to conducting historical research; a Talcott Notch Literary Services agent discusses the market; an Algonkian Writers Conference workshop leader tells what makes a pitch effective; a graduate of Emerson’s Publishing and Writing program explains how archives and libraries inspired the promotional plan for launching the author’s novel.



Marie Hathaway is a writer, editor, and designer who helps writers and nonprofits tell their stories—on the web, using social media, and through special print projects. She received her Master's in publishing and writing from Emerson College in Boston in 2013.

Paula Munier, senior literary agent and content strategist at Talcott Notch Literary, is an experienced writer, editor, writing teacher, and acquisitions specialist who represents nonfiction and fiction writers. She's also the author of many books, including Plot Perfect.

Susan Breen's debut novel is The Fiction Class, and her short stories have been published widely in magazines ranging from American Literary Review to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. She leads a workshop at the New York Pitch Conference.

Kim van Alkemade, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, teaches creative writing at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, So To Speak, and CutBank. Her historical fiction novel, Orphan #8, will be published in 2015.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center