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Saturday, October 19 • 11:00am - 11:50am
The Novella Is Now

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With the popularity of work by Martha Wells, Kelly Robson, Kate Heartfield, the novella has come back into vogue for readers and editors alike. How do today’s novellas stand out compared to those of the past? What do editors and agents ask themselves when considering a novella versus a novel? And how are novellas shaping the industry in science fiction, fantasy and horror?

Moderators
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Arley Sorg

Associate Editor, Locus Publications

Panelists
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Jen R. Albert

Editor, ECW Press
Jen R. Albert is an editor, writer, and former entomologist working and living in Toronto. She is an acquisitions editor at ECW Press, an award-winning independent publishing house, where she enjoys working on books of all kinds, including science fiction and fantasy, pop science... Read More →
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Lee Harris

Executive Editor, Tordotcom Publishing
Lee is the Executive Editor at Tordotcom Publishing, and the former Senior Editor of Angry Robot Books. He also use to publish Hub (an electronic fiction eZine). A few years ago he was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Editor (Long Form), which was a bit weird (but good weird) and... Read More →
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Sylvain Neuvel

Sylvain Neuvel dropped out of high school at age 15. Along the way, he has been a journalist, worked in soil decontamination, sold ice cream in California, and peddled furniture across Canada. He received a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Chicago. He taught linguistics... Read More →
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Kelly Robson

Writer, SFWA
Kelly Robson is an award-winning short fiction writer. In 2018, her story “A Human Stain” won the Nebula Award for Best Novelette, and in 2016, her novella “Waters of Versailles” won the Prix Aurora Award. She has also been a finalist for the Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore... Read More →
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DongWon Song

Literary Agent, Howard Morhaim Literary Agency
DongWon Song is an agent at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency representing science fiction and fantasy for adults, young adult, and middle grade readers as well as select non-fiction. He was formerly an editor at Orbit, a product manager for an ebook startup, and has taught as an adjunct... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Salon F - 60 seats