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02-13-2004, 02:23 PM
So, at conventions (like the upcoming megacon for example) are there places for writers to submit samples or get feedback from people in the industry?
02-17-2004, 03:24 PM
02-17-2004, 09:13 PM
I've been to the Chicago Con three years in a row, and its tough to do a "cold/blind submission" (where you just walk up to someone and hand them a script). It isn't visual, so the editor in question would have to sit down and read it--there's no immediacy. The other problem is that there are lots of out-of-work writers already--why take a chance on someone unknown, unpublished and so on?
My suggestion is to send submissions to editors, and see what response you get. Perhaps send a few scripts before meeting them at a convention. Then, they'll at least have an idea of who you are. I've been doing this with someone at Dark Horse for a while, with mixed results. The advice is invaluable, if you're willing to listen.
So to answer your question: No, don't bring scripts. Talk to editors, ask if you can send them scripts.
02-17-2004, 09:45 PM
Thanks man, very helpful info.
02-18-2004, 08:34 AM
The best advantage to show editors your portfolio at a con is the ability to immediately get feedback on the work... but that only works for art. Editors have to actually read your scripts to give feedback and at a con, that just isn't feasable. But talking to them is a good idea, always. You can pump them for info :D
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