Conflux 10 is happy to announce that there will be pitching sessions for members of Conflux 10 (supporting or full).
We have five different sessions for pitchees.
Note the session with Alex Adsett is on the weekend before Conflux 10 as Alex is unable to attend. Pitching with Alisa Krasnostein is on Friday at 4.00pm just before the opening ceremony. Other pitching sessions will take place on Saturday.
Pitching sessions are five minutes long so get your pitched honed and practice, practice. Limited to 10 people per session. Note Satalyte have advised that they are willing to do two sessions if demand requires.
First up we have:
Alex Adsett, Alex Adsett Publishing Services (10 am, Saturday 27 September, Rydges Restaurant). Note this session will be held a week before the convention.
‘My agency is currently representing fourteen authors across all genres of fiction – science fiction, fantasy, crime and romance, for YA and adults. Although my heart will always belong to dystopian and urban fantasy, these markets are incredibly tough to sell right now. I’m particularly looking for science fiction (including science fiction romance), swashbuckling adventure and crime, but if you have a great genre story, I would love to hear about it.’
Alisa Krasnostein – Twelfth Planet Press (Friday 4.00pm, 3 October 2014)
‘Twelfth Planet Press is looking to develop a new line of dynamic, original genre novels. Twelfth Planet Press novels will push boundaries to question, inspire, engage and challenge. We are specifically looking to acquire material outside that which is typically considered by mainstream publishers.
We are looking for science fiction, fantasy, horror and crime. We will consider borderline literary, new weird, steampunk, space opera, hard science fiction, soft science fiction, urban fantasy, cyberpunk, military science fiction, young adult, paranormal romance, science fiction romance and everything in between.’
Rochelle Fernandez (Saturday 4th October 10.00am)
‘Rochelle Fernandez is the Associate Publisher for Voyager, the speculative fiction imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Voyager is the publisher of great global fantasy and science fiction, including George RR Martin, Robin Hobb, Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov as well as spectacular Australian talent such as Kylie Chan, Will Elliott and Jo Spurrier. We are looking to for sophisticated and original fantasy and science fiction, specifically stories that form part of a series and contain complex character development for publication in print and in our digital-only imprint, Impulse. We welcome shorter stories and novellas, as long as there is scope to develop them into further works. We want to work with collaborative authors who wish to connect with their readers.’
Stephen Ormsby- Satalyte (11 am Saturday 4th October)
‘Satalyte is interested in all genres, as we do not want to be seen as genre specific. We have published steampunk, dark fiction, romance, and everything in between so far. We will not look at erotica. Satalyte Publishing have been in existence for 9 months, and have already published over a dozen novels. We have books coming up from Jack Dann, K. J. Taylor and Dirk Strasser to mention a few.’
Tehani Wessely- Fablecroft (12.00 Saturday 4th October)
‘FableCroft is a boutique publishing house dedicated to the future of speculative fiction in Australia. Over the past four years, FableCroft has published emerging and established Australian authors in both short story and novel form. In the future, we are looking to expand our original novel list with exciting and engaging speculative fiction books. We are seeking stories that use genre to challenge the reader, with characters that jump off the page and plots that offer the reader an escape from the norm. We are NOT seeking gratuitous violence or sexual depictions in the story. We are interested in books for either adult and young adult readers. Please familiarise yourself with the work we have published previously for an idea of the quality of writing we are seeking.’
Registration for pitching will open on 1 September 2014 and close on 22 September 2014. To register please send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be advised after 22 September about the pitching sessions.