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Saturday, June 17 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Pitch Sessions

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StokerCon Pitch Sessions! You must have an appointment scheduled in advance to attend the pitch sessions. Please arrive fifteen minutes before your pitch session is to start.

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Brian Matthews

Trustee; Bram Stoker Awards® Show Coordinator, Pitch Session Coordinator, Horror Writers Association
Author, financial planner, former psychologist, husband, and father. That pretty much sums it up.

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Michael Dolan

Editorial Director, Winding Road Stories
We are an independent traditional publisher of many different genes of books including horror.
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Michael Cieslak

Michael Cieslak is a lifetime reader and writer of horror, mystery, and speculative fiction. A native of Detroit, he still lives within 500 yards of the city with his wife and their two dogs Tesla and Titus. The house is covered in Halloween decorations in October and dragons the... Read More →
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Stephanie M. Wytovich

Stephanie M. Wytovich is an American poet, novelist, and essayist. Her work has been showcased in numerous magazines and anthologies such as Weird Tales, Nightmare Magazine, Southwest Review, Year's Best Hardcore Horror: Volume 2, The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 8 & 15, as well... Read More →
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Rhonda Jackson Garcia AKA RJ Joseph

Professor of English, Lone Star College University Park
Rhonda Jackson Garcia, AKA RJ Joseph, is a Stoker Award™ nominated, Texas based academic and creative writer/professor whose writing regularly focuses on the intersections of gender and race in the horror and romance genres and popular culture. She has had works published in various... Read More →
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Becky LeJeune

Agent, Bond Literary Agency
Becky LeJeune is an agent at Bond Literary Agency, a Denver-based agency run by Sandra Bond. Prior to joining the agency, Becky spent time working as a bookseller, a freelance cookbook editor, and an acquisitions editor for a small, regional press. She is a graduate of the Denver... Read More →
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Matt Blairstone

Publisher, Tenebrous Press
Publisher & Founder of Tenebrous Press, the home of New Weird Horror
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Alex Woodroe

EIC, Tenebrous Press
Author of WHISPERWOOD (Flame Tree Press) and EIC of Tenebrous Press
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Willow Becker

Weird Little Worlds Press
Willow Dawn Becker is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief for Weird Little Worlds Press. She likes eating blueberries and looking at butterflies when ah is not reading scary stories and watching (or making) scary movies. She lives in Utah with her daughters, husband, dogs and ghosts.
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Kristin Temple

Associate Editor, Tor Nightfire
Kristin Temple has been at Tor Publishing Group since 2016 and has been editing nightmares for Nightfire since its inception. She's had the honor of working with brilliantly talented authors like Nina Nesseth, KC Jones, Ellen Datlow, Cassandra Khaw, Ness Brown, Alison Rumfitt, Philip... Read More →

Saturday June 17, 2023 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Grand Station Ballroom I-II