Candid Cold Reads and Q&A

Bring the first two pages of your manuscript, your nerves of steel and your sense of humor, then listen as Angela provides insight into live reviewing this mock “slush” pile. You’ll hear why agents and editors stop reading, what they’re looking for in a submission, and some of the common mistakes they see as they go through their slush pile. You can come to listen or come to get critiqued, but either way you can join Angela in discussing and reviewing the slush pile the group provides.

Afterwards you’ll have a chance to ask questions about the industry, publishing, working with a publisher, insight into Harlequin and Carina Press or whatever you’re interested in!

About the presenter

Angela James, editorial director of Carina Press, an adult genre fiction imprint of Harlequin, is both an avid reader of digital books and a veteran of and advocate for the digital publishing industry. She has enjoyed fifteen years of experience in her field, including successfully launching, building and serving as editorial lead for two digital-first presses: Samhain Publishing and, since 2009, Harlequin’s Carina Press.

She has edited bestselling authors such as Alexa Riley, Shannon Stacey, Jaci Burton, Lauren Dane, Ilona Andrews, Lilith Saintcrow, Shelly Laurenston and more. She was profiled in Fast Company magazine as a digital pioneer in the romance publishing industry, has been named New York Romance Writers of America’s 2013 Golden Apple Editor of the Year, and is the creator of Before You Hit Send, the popular online self-editing and writing workshop for authors. You can find Angela on Twitter at @angelajames.

Event details

October 6, 2019 (2:00 to 5:00pm)

Location: Nepean Centrepointe Library: 101 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa, ON K2G 5K7 (Room 1A) *Please note: This location is subject to change. We will notify you if/when we have location change details.

ORWA member tickets: Free (must have up-to-date paid ORWA and RWA memberships)

Non-member tickets: $25

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