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Sunday, April 30 • 09:00 - 09:50
Why Do Publishers and Editors Take So Long?

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So, you've written your masterpiece. You're riding high on the fresh scent of still-warm toner. You pass along your beloved creation to your editor... who does the first steps. And then there's the publisher. And by the time the process is halfway through, you've forgotten what your story was even about. But there's a reason for this. Come learn what the process entails!

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avatar for Michael Cieslak

Michael Cieslak

Editor in Chief, Dragon's Roost Press
Michael Cieslak is a lifetime reader and writer of horror, mystery, and speculative fiction. A native of Detroit, he still lives within 500 yards of the city with his wife and their two dogs Tesla and Titus. The house is covered in Halloween decorations in October and dragons the rest of the year. He is an officer in the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. His works have appeared in a number of collections including DOA: Extreme Horror, Dead Science, Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhymes, the GLAHW anthologies, and Alter Egos Vol 1. He is the former Literature Track Head for Penguicon... Read More →
avatar for Mary Lynne Gibbs

Mary Lynne Gibbs

I'm an author of (mostly) fantasy for YA - Adult audiences. I love crafts, my violin, & my pets (dogs, chickens, & bearded dragons). I have an obsession with Supernatural, Once Upon a Time, and The Flash. I'm a pretty darn good cake decorator, too!
avatar for Ken MacGregor

Ken MacGregor

I'm a speculative fiction (mostly horror) author with two story collections and an impending novel I co-wrote. | I've lived in Michigan most of my adult life, with a brief stint in St. Louis where I was a professional actor part-time. | You can talk to me about anything! I lo... Read More →
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Mark Vorenkamp

CEO and Publisher, Red Cedar Press, LLC
Mark Vorenkamp is a professional ghostwriter, publisher, and the owner of Red Cedar Press, LLC. Mark graduated from Spalding University with Masters of Fine Arts in Writing in November of 2014. He currently specializes in Partnership Publishing, allowing authors the freedom of se... Read More →


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