Highlights from Literary and Commercial Fiction Panel

Like bees to honey, writers swarmed the Lilian Vernon Creative Writers House to attend a panel on Exploring the Intersection of Literary and Commercial Fiction held on March 27, 2015.

Cosponsored by the WNBA-NYC and the NYU, Creative Writing Program, both Harriet Shenkman (WNBA-NYC) and Joanna Yas, Reading and Special Programs Manager, (NYU) organized the event.

The panelists shared their honest opinions and offered the audience great advice about the publishing industry.

Amy Einhorn, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Flatiron Books, a new division of Macmillan

Seth Fishman, writer and literary agent at the Gernert Company

Melissa Flashman, literary agent at Trident Media Group

Suzanne Gluck, Co-Head of the Worldwide Literary Department at William Morris Endeavor

Harriet Shenkman, professor, poet, author and WNBA-NYC board member served as the panel moderator. Her excellent questions made for a rich discussion. The Q & A session with the audience was also informative and lively.

What does Harriet have planned for Spring 2016, you can ask her at our Annual Meeting and Networking Party to be held on Tuesday, May 5th. Register Today!


Post Feature Photo: Harriet Shenkman and Joanna Yas (upper left) and Melissa Flashman and Amy Einhorn (upper right). Amy Einhorn, Seth Fishman, and Suzanne Gluck (bottom row, left to right).

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