KWG welcomes Jason Sizemore

Thinking about dipping your pen into the genre writing pool? The Knoxville Writers Guild welcomes Jason Sizemore, three-time Hugo Award nominee and editor-in-chief of Apex Publications, as featured speaker on August 6, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the Laurel Theater.

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The Knoxville Writers Guild welcomes Jason Sizemore, three-time Hugo Award nominee and editor-in-chief of Apex Publications, as featured speaker on August 6, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the Laurel Theater.

Apex Magazine is an online prose and poetry magazine of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all three. Each month the magazine brings a mix of originals and reprints, interspersed with interviews and nonfiction.

Apex Magazine received a Best Semiprozine Hugo nomination in 2012, 2013, and 2014. The publication placed two stories in the 2010 Nebula Award category of Best Short Story, and Apex stories won the category in 2014 (“If You Were a Dinosaur My Love” by Rachel Swirsky) and again in 2015 (“Jackalope Wives” by Ursula Vernon. Dozen of stories have been selected for the annual Year’s Best anthologies over the past five years.

Attendees of the speaking engagement will be given an overview of genre market information, guidelines, and resources to help writers find homes for science fiction and fantasy manuscripts.

On Saturday, August 8, Sizemore’s follow-up seminar will cover more in depth which publishers to target, what to avoid in cover letters, tips on surviving the slush pile, popular agents, and a handful of insider tips from an experienced editor that might help give you a slight edge over other writers.

Both novel and short fiction markets will be covered in the seminar and cost is $40 to attend.

To register for the workshop, Email jason@apexbookcompany.com.

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