November 6 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT
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Writing the High Concept Short Story
Are you interested in what could make your short stories stand out above the crowd? In writing the high concept story, you will learn how to unearth unique ideas to place at the center of your short stories, and how to create stories that are pitchable from inception, whether these be big or grounded science fiction, fantasy, horror, magical realist, or humor concepts, or if they’re realistic stories about larger-than-life events happening to relatable characters. Find out what goes beyond a concept and into short story structure and help discover the overlap between your interests and the kinds of big ideas that make great short stories. Before starting to build his own list as a literary agent at Curtis Brown, Steven Salpeter read manuscripts for agents at three major agencies, and has sent revision notes to over one hundred successful authors. In his new role as the President of Literary and IP Development at Assemble Media, Steven sources short stories, novels, and other material for Assemble’s successful book to film and book to TV slates, sources stories for Assemble’s forthcoming short story magazine, and manages a select list of authors and illustrators.
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