In Demetra Brodsky’s arresting Dive Smack, Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match. Gretchen McNeil (Ten) calls the debut novel, “A tense psychological drama with a voice that pulls you in and a twist you won’t see coming.” “Strong characters and a compelling mystery make this a real page-turner,” effuses Publishers Weekly. And Booklist raves, “Brodsky’s debut combines an engaging school story, filled with best friend shenanigans, first love, and a fascinating look at competitive diving, with a tense psychological mystery.” Demetra will join us in September to discuss her path to publication, and the bumpy journey that’s followed.
The working schedule has been posted on our Weekend-at-Glance page. As usual, the times of some workshops will likely change over the next several weeks. Until we update the final interactive schedule page, you can view all of the sessions currently slated on the Workshops & Events page.
Another agent aggressively looking to expand her client list has been added. Caroline George, of Cyle Young Literary Elite, will be accepting advance submissions in nearly every genre. Check out her bio on the Staff page. Also, it’s likely we’ll be announcing the addition of one more agent shortly.
Be aware that these deadlines are coming up fast…
- Advance Submissions: Aug. 31
- Discounted Hotel Lodging: Aug. 30
- “Best Foot Forward” Workshop Participation (still a few spots left to get in): Sept. 1
And for those planning far ahead, discounted pre-registration for our 33rd annual San Diego event, taking place Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 15-17, 2019, is now open. Limited to 175 writers, get all the vitals here.
–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC/SWS