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My Philcon Schedule

All the cool kids are doing it, so here's my Philcon schedule. I would also like some feedback from writers and editors for the panels I'm on.




Sat 11:00 AM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)
DO YOU WRITE WITH A READER IN MIND?


[Panelists: Oz Drummond (mod), Gary Frank, Linda Bushyager, Gordon
Linzner, Alyce Wilson, Larry Hodges]

Is an awareness of the reader actually part of the creative process? Or
does a writer seek out an audience later?


Sun 3:00 PM in Plaza II (Two) (1 hour)
IT CAME FROM THE SLUSH PILE


[Panelists: Hildy Silverman (mod), John Gregory Betancourt, Alyce
Wilson, Neil Clarke, Brian Koscienski]

Killer toilets. Vengeful roadkill. What stories keep getting
submitted to editors? Are there any hot new trends hiding in the
rejection pile

And now, the polls:

Poll #1645253 Philcon Poll for Writers

Do you write with a reader in mind?

Yes; I have a specific audience in mind.
0(0.0%)
Yes; I have a general sense of my audience.
2(20.0%)
Sometimes; it depends on the piece.
4(40.0%)
No; I write for myself.
3(30.0%)
Other (leave in comments)
1(10.0%)


Poll #1645254 Philcon Poll for Editors

What's the worst mistake writers make in their submissions?

Failing to read or understand the magazine/market.
3(30.0%)
Failures of storytelling: character & plot development.
3(30.0%)
Overly wordy openings that fail to capture attention.
2(20.0%)
Inappropriate/offensive material.
1(10.0%)
Other (leave in comments)
1(10.0%)


In addition, I'd appreciate it if editors would share their stories of some of the worst submissions they've received. Leave those in the comments or, if you prefer, send them in a private message.


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