Friday, April 1, 2016
Astroetic Studios | 224 E 11th St #700a, Los Angeles, CA 90015
12:30 Mess Hall with 421 Atlanta and Publishing Genius
Representatives of VIDA will discuss their mission, current projects, and how to get involved with their important organization.
Submittable will talk about how to do a technical startup in the literary or arts spaces. How do you get started? How do you hire? How do you build a sustainable company? They’ll also answer any questions about Submittable accounts and features.
3:00 Calvert Morgan
Former Harper Perennial editor and current chairman of the Center for Fiction, Calvert Morgan, will discuss the ins and outs of literary publishing.
3:30 Small Press Distribution
SPD will give practical advice about how to be successful selling books.
4:00 Little A / Day One
Morgan Parker talks about her work at Amazon’s literary press, Little A, and their journal, Day One. She’ll focus on their avenues for emerging writers.
4:30 Spencer Printing
Spencer Printing, one of the most popular resources for small presses, will talk about some cool things you might not have thought about in book production.
5:00 Free Time
The day is going to move fast, so we’ll use this time to hit relax by the pond and let everything sink in.
(There won’t be a pond.)
6:00 Happy Hour with GMR, Hunger Mountain and Bloof
7:30 Pizza Party with Dark Fucking Wizard, LIT and Magic Helicopter
9:00 Campfire Stories & Singalong
Do you remember the best campfires of your life, when the singing was natural, heartfelt—even inevitable—and your friends told the best stories? Expect that from this show, where Melissa Broder will read poems and Jane Liddle will haunt us with flashes from her new book, Murder. Madeline ffitch and Jeff Snowbarger will also perform around this fake fire pit. S’mores and adult cocoa will be served.
Tell your parents to pick you up because Camp Real Pants is over.