16th Annual Florida Writers Conference

“What A Character”
October 19 – 22 in Altamonte Springs, Florida

Alicia ClancyAlicia Clancy
Assistant Editor, St. Martins Press

Alicia Clancy works on a range of projects from young adult fiction to women’s fiction to photo books about raccoons! She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in English Literature, and moved immediately to NYC to pursue a career in publishing. After interning at FinePrint Literary Management, she joined Palgrave Macmillan in Sales before finally finding her home in Editorial at St. Martin’s Press. She lives in Hoboken, NJ with her British husband and her Australian Cattle Dog, Whiskey. She is also the author of an illustrated gift book titled, Be My Galentine: Celebrating Badass Female Friendship (St. Martin’s Press, January 2017).


Alicia is looking for young adult fiction across all genres (excluding paranormal), as well as upmarket and commercial women’s fiction, literary fiction with a commercial hook, speculative fiction, mystery/thrillers/suspense, and select pop-culture/humor/lifestyle and narrative nonfiction projects. The most important elements of any book to her, regardless of genre, are a strong voice and beautiful writing. She has a soft spot for books featuring diversity of all varieties, and an even softer spot for books set in the South.


A Walk Through the Traditional Publishing Process

An overview of the entire traditional publishing process, from the early stages of building your brand to finding an agent and publisher, and what to do once you’ve sold a book. Come prepared with lots of questions for Alicia.


  • Life of an Acquisition Editor
  • Gong Show PitchFest


Aside from pitching your book, Alicia can talk about the importance of the first five pages, offering general publishing advice, and perfecting your pitch.

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