16th Annual Florida Writers Conference

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

Jennifer Donovan

Acquisition Editor, St. Martins Press/Minotaur

Jennifer Donovan is an assistant editor at St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur. Prior to joining SMP, she worked as an editorial assistant for the publishing consulting firm Market Partners International, where she assisted on various projects and wrote for the industry blogs Publishing Trends and Publishing Trendsetter. While completing her English and Journalism degrees at New York University, Jennifer began her publishing career by interning at Folio Literary Management and three Penguin imprints: Viking, Dutton, and Dorling Kindersley.

Seeking

Jennifer is happy to listen to pitches of mysteries/thrillers for Minotaur, and to pitches for commercial fiction like action/adventure, fiction with some sci fi/fantasy elements, and crossover YA for St. Martin’s Press. Not interested in nonfiction or middle grade.

Workshop

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 Jennifer.

Panels

  • Life of an Acquisition Editor
  • Gong Show PitchFest

Interviews

Jennifer is happy to listen to pitches of mysteries/thrillers for Minotaur, and to pitches for commercial fiction like action/adventure, fiction with some sci fi/fantasy elements, and crossover YA for St. Martin’s Press. Not interested in nonfiction or middle grade..

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