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Conference Schedule 2019

Conference Schedule 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019, 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Getting Down to Business: Publishing and You with Erin Jade Lange, Kirby Kim, Sally Ball, Katie Berta

Date(s): Friday, February 22, 2019, 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Carson Ballroom, Old Main (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Agents, Business of Writing, Editing, Publishing, Submitting

About the Session

What are the realities of publishing in today’s creative writing market? Do you have a work or a manuscript ready for the world to see? What is your plan for submitting your work to publishers and publications? Is your query letter ready to go? Have you inquired about an agent? Are you looking to learn the details of starting the publication process? How does a writer prepare for the next step in the journey of professional writing? Take a look behind the curtain of publishing with agent, Kirby Kim, poet and editor, Sally Ball, and young adult novelist, Erin Jade Lange in a discussion focused on the business of moving your manuscript from your desk to bookstore shelves.  

Meet the Presenter(s)

Desert Nights Rising Stars Writers Conference Faculty 2019 Erin Jade Lange
Erin Jade Lange is the award-winning author of contemporary young adult novels, Butter, Dead Ends, and Rebel Bully Geek Pariah. She is the winner of the Friedolin Youth Book Prize in Germany and the Sakura Medal in Japan. She has also been nominated for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize (twice), the German Children’s Literature Award and multiple state book awards.

A native of Los Angeles, California, Kirby Kim attended Pomona College and got his JD at UC Hastings College of the Law. Kim got his first job in publishing working for Charlotte Sheedy Literary, at that time an affiliate of Sterling Lord Literistic, then moved to Vigliano Associates and WME before joining Janklow & Nesbit Associates.

Photograph of Sally Ball

Sally Ball is the author of three collections of poems, Hold Sway, Wreck Me and Annus Mirabilis. An associate professor of English at Arizona State University, Ball is also an associate director of Four Way Books. She has been with the press for 23 of its 26 years. She has received fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, CAMAC Centre d’Art, and elsewhere.