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Saturday, July 9 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Going from Fanfic to Profic: the Path from Slash to Original M/M & F/F Publishing

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The transition from writing fanfiction to writing a book can be a daunting prospect, but, particularly as the market for m/m and f/f ebooks expands, more and more fanfic writers are finding a place in the publishing world. In this panel, slash writers who've made that jump discuss the following: how they got into original writing; why that ‘Fifty Shades of’ book may have been the best thing to happen to fanfic writers in years; whether you need an agent, what publishers are slash friendly and how to submit your manuscript to them; the steps to go from query letters to finished manuscript, and everything in between; the difference between the synopsis and the cover blurb; what to expect after you've sold your book; and how writing fanfic gave them a career. Join us at this panel and discover that it's absolutely possible for your publishing dreams to come true!

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Diana Copland (oldenuf2nb)

Diana Copland began writing in the seventh grade, when she shamelessly combined elements of Jane Eyre and Dark Shadows to produce an overwrought Gothic tale that earned her an A- in creative writing, thanks entirely to the generosity of her teacher. She wrote for pure enjoyment for... Read More →

G.B. Lindsey (RurouniHime)

I've been officially writing in various slash fandoms since 2004, and lurking before that. I earned my Bachelors in Literature: Creative Writing at UC Santa Cruz and my Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle, and have been creating stories since I was a child... Read More →

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Cecilia Tan

Founder and editor emeritus, Circlet Press
Cecilia Tan is the award-winning author of over a dozen novels (and three collections of short stories) including the Magic University series and The Prince's Boy . Her work has appeared everywhere from Ms. Magazine and Asimov's to Nerve and Best American Erotica. Her novel Slow Surrender... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom III