Larissa Lai will be giving a keynote performance this Friday (her excellent novel Salt Fish Girl was on the short list for last year's Tiptree Award). On Saturday, there'll be a sequence of workshops, including mine:
In this class, participants will review the current state of the speculative fiction field, considering the recent explosion of zines, chapbooks, and online publications, along with more traditional magazines and anthologies. What are editors looking for these days? And what do the terms 'slipstream' and 'interstitial' fiction mean? A brief review of submission protocols for online and print publications, including appropriate cover letters for short fiction, and the advisability of simultaneous submissions will be given. Finally, workshop participants will be provided with a set of helpful materials, including a list of useful market guidelines and other informative sites.More details on the site!
(Oh, and Jed? If you could tell me what 'slipstream' and 'interstitial' mean sometime before Saturday, that'd be great! :-)