Thursday, May 28, 2009

We Are Pleased to Welcome our 2009 AWW Visiting Editor and Agent!

AWW's 2009 Visiting Editor: Kate Gale, Managing Editor of Red Hen Press. Author of several poetry books, a novel and librettos, Kate Gale has her PhD in literature from Claremont Graduate University and speaks widely on publishing, editing and writing. Her opera Rio de Sangre with composer Don Davis is being released as a world premiere at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee in 2010. During "The Writing Life" morning session, Kate will speak on the topic, "Being a Literary Citizen, How it helps you to Get Published," specifically addressing:

  • How to move from page to print in 18 months.
  • How to become a literary player/citizen in the community so your inquiries in the literary community are peer to peer.
  • How to move a book out into the world using publicity, radio, new media and guerilla marketing.

AWW's 2009 Visiting Agent: April Eberhardt, Literary Agent, Reece Halsey North. April joined Reece Halsey North in 2008 after five years of editorial work with Zoetrope: All-Story, a literary magazine, and another agency. Her specialty is adult literary fiction, particularly ironic family dramas and realistic midlife tales, often with a twist, preferably involving strong female characters. She is attracted to collections of interlinked stories with a common character or theme. An original voice and smart, speedy delivery are critical, as is a subtle sense of the absurd. She enjoys working with new authors to edit and streamline their manuscripts before submitting them to publishers. April does consider selected non-fiction works. She does not represent mysteries or murders, thrillers, historical fiction or fantasy, nor does she represent children's titles.

April earned an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Boston University, a BA in Anthropology and French from Hamilton College, and a CPLF degree from the University of Paris. Her prior careers in banking and management consulting honed her strategic, marketing and presentation skills and serve her well in her literary endeavors.

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