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CAA/SFC Webinar: Playing the Short Game – How to Market and Sell Short Fiction
April 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Learn how short stories can form a crucial part of any fiction writer’s career. This session will help you understand the basics of licensing rights for short fiction, why you should always target the top markets, key clauses to look for in short fiction contracts, and much more.
Most importantly, you will learn the many ways a successful short fiction writer can leverage their backlist of published stories far beyond that first sale, including reprints, foreign language sales, audio markets, and collections.
Presenter: Douglas Smith
Length: 90 minutes (including Q&A)
Level: Basic and Intermediate
Cost: This series is free due to COVID-19’s impact on the writing community; space is limited to the first 100 attendees.
Can’t attend on that particular date? No problem — as long as you’re registered, we’ll send you a link to the recording within 48 hours of the live webinar.
About the Presenter
Douglas Smith is a multi-award-winning Canadian author described by Library Journal as “one of Canada’s most original writers of speculative fiction.”
His fiction has been published in twenty-six languages and thirty-five countries, including Amazing Stories, InterZone, Weird Tales, Baen’s Universe, On Spec, and Cicada. His books include the novel The Wolf at the End of the World, the collections Chimerascope and Impossibilia, and the writer’s guide Playing the Short Game: How to Market & Sell Short Fiction.
Doug is a three-time winner of Canada’s Aurora Award and has been a finalist for the Astounding Award (formerly the John W. Campbell Award), CBC’s Bookies Award, Canada’s juried Sunburst Award, and France’s juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane.
“The man is Sturgeon good. Zelazny good. I don’t give those up easy.” —Spider Robinson, Hugo and Nebula Awards winner
“A great storyteller with a gifted and individual voice.” —Charles de Lint, World Fantasy Award winner
“His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think.” —Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo and Nebula Awards winner