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Aleksandar Hemon

Author, THE BOOK OF MY LIVES
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Claire Messud

Author, THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS
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Isabel Wilkerson

Author, THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS
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Richard Russo

Author, EVERYBODY'S FOOL
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John Freeman

Freeman's
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Lidia Yuknavitch

Author, THE BOOK OF JOAN
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Randa Jarrar

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Amy Jo Burns

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Kim Adrian

Author, THE 27th LETTER OF THE ALPHABET
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Miriam Altshuler

DeFiore Literary
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Mia Alvar

IN THE COUNTRY
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Porter Anderson

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Jabari Asim

WE CAN'T BREATHE
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Amelia Atlas

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Lynne Barrett

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Brunonia Barry

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Katie Bayerl

A PSALM FOR LOST GIRLS
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Peter Bebergal

Author, STRANGE FREQUENCIES
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Steven Beeber

THE HEEBIE-JEEBIES AT CBGBs
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Emily Bell

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Laura van den Berg

THE THIRD HOTEL
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Sharon Bially

BookSavvy Public Relations
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Michael Bible

Author, SOPHIA
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Vast Entertainment
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Peter Blackstock

Grove Atlantic
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Michael Blanding

THE MAP THIEF
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Jeanne Blasberg

EDEN: A Novel
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Lisa Borders

THE FIFTY-FIRST STATE
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Sari Boren

Four Stories Reading Series
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Sarah Bowlin

Aevitas Creative Management
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Michelle Brower

Zachary Shuster Harmsworth
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Jennifer Brown

Author, MODERN GIRLS
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Elizabeth Brundage

Author, ALL THINGS CEASE TO APPEAR
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Fauzia Burke

Founder, FSB Associates
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Christopher Castellani

LEADING MEN
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Sonya Chung

Author, THE LOVED ONES
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Lucy Cleland

Kneerim & Williams Literary Agency
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Chris Clemans

The Clegg Agency
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Charles Coe

Author, ALL SING FORGIVEN: POEMS FOR MY PARENTS
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Nadia Colburn

Align Your Story
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Ann Collette

Rees Literary Agency
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Garrard Conley

BOY ERASED
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Marisa Corvisiero

Corvisiero Literary Agency
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Mary Cotton

Newtownville Books
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Rachel Crawford

Wolf Literary
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Mary C. Curtis

ROLL CALL
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Robin Cutler

Ingram Content Group
Director of IngramSpark
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Kerry D'Agostino

Curtis Brown
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Reiko Davis

DeFiore and Company
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Denise Delgado

Fiction Writer
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Dawn Dorland

Fiction and Nonfiction Writer
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Anjali Duva

FAINT PROMISE OF RAIN
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Jane Dykema

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April Eberhardt

April Eberhardt Literary
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Katie Eelman

Papercuts
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Susanna Einstein

Einstein Literary Management
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Caroline Eisenmann

ICM Partners
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Hallie Ephron

Author, YOU'LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR
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Sorche Fairbank

Fairbank Literary
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Paul La Farge

Author, THE NIGHT OCEAN
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Katherine Fausset

Curtis Brown, Ltd.
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Kelly J. Ford

COTTONMOUTHS
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Dorian Fox

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Emily Franklin

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Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes

THE SLEEPING WORLD
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Amity Gaige

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Stephanie Gayle

IDYLL THREATS
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Ethan Gilsdorf

Author, FANTASY FREAKS AND GAMING GEEKS
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Mollie Glick

Creative Artists Agency
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Chris Goodwin

Co-Creator, RED CITY BLUES
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Renee Graham

Boston Globe
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Lynne Griffin

GIRL SENT AWAY
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Katie Grimm

Don Congdon Associates
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Lisa Grubka

Fletcher and Co.
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Robert Guinsler

Sterling Lord Literistic
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Cynthia Gunadi

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Erin Harris

Folio Literary
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Annie Hartnett

RABBIT CAKE
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Calvin Hennick

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Nathan Hill

Author, THE NIX
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Julie Himes

Author, MIKHAIL AND MARGARITA
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Ann Hood

THE BOOK THAT MATTERS MOST
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Michelle Hoover

BOTTOMLAND
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Tim Horvath

Author, UNDERSTORIES
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John Hough

Author, THE FICTION WRITER'S GUIDE TO WRITING DIALOGUE
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Carrie Howland

Empire Literary
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ONLY THE LONGEST THREADS
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Author, OF THIS MUCH I'M SURE
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Daphne Kalotay

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Marjan Kamali

THE STATIONARY SHOP
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Crystal King

THE CHEF'S SECRET
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Katie Koppel

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Nicola Kraus

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Sonya Larson

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Henriette Lazaridis

THE CLOVER HOUSE
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Mira T. Lee

Author, EVERYTHING HERE IS BEAUTIFUL
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Jennifer De Leon

Author, WISE LATINAS
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Rachel Letofsky

The Cooke Agency
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Cait Levin

She Writes Press
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Sarah Levitt

Aevitas Creative Management
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Paul Lisicky

THE NARROW DOOR
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Will Loturco

Aevitas Creative Management
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Kelly Luce

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Ron MacLean

WE MIGHT AS WELL LIGHT SOMETHING ON FIRE
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Steve Macone

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Halimah Marcus

Electric Literature
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Dr. S. Atyia Martin

City of Boston
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Alex Marzano-Lesnevich

THE FACT OF A BODY
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Julia Masnik

Watkins/Loomis Agency
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Stacy Mattingly

UNLIKELY ANGEL
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Abigail Maxwell

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Stephen McCauley

MY EX LIFE
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Adam McGee

Boston Review
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Mameve Medwed

OF MEN AND THEIR MOTHERS
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Randy Susan Meyers

WAISTED
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David Mura

A STRANGER'S JOURNEY: RACE, IDENTITY & NARRATIVE CRAFT IN WRITING
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Sabina Murray

Author, VALIANT GENTLEMEN
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Daniel Nayeri

Workman Publishing Company
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Celeste Ng

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE
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Victoria Noe

Author, FRIEND GRIEF AND MEN: DEFYING STEREOTYPES
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Idra Novey

THOSE WHO KNEW
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Monica Odom

Bradford Literary Agency
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Amaryah Orenstein

GO Literary
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Ayesha Pande

Pande Literary
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Jessica Papin

Dystel, Goderich & Bourret
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Jericho Parms

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Emma Patterson

Brandt & Hochman
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Whitney Peeling

Broadside PR
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Mitali Perkins

FORWARD ME BACK TO YOU
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Maria Pinto

Fiction Writer
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Deborah Plummer

UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care
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Janet Pocorobba

Nonfiction Writer
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Tanusri Prasanna

Foundry Literary + Media
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Virginia Pye

DREAMS OF THE RED PHOENIX
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Ladette Randolph

Ploughshares
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Maggie Riggs

The Riggs Agency
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Lilliam Rivera

DEALING IN DREAMS
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Soumeya Roberts

Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency
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Taryn Roeder

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Barbara Ross

Author, Maine Clambake Mysteries
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Emily Ross

HALF IN LOVE WITH DEATH
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Rachel Salzman

W. W. Norton
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Rakesh Satyal

Atria Books
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Mike Scalise

Author, THE BRAND NEW CATASTROPHE
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Whitney Scharer

THE AGE OF LIGHT
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Adam Schear

DeFiore and Company
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Jenn Scheck-Kahn

Founder, Journal of the Month
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Katrin Schumann

THE FORGOTTEN HOURS
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James Scott

Author, THE KEPT
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Michelle Seaton

CHANGE YOUR SCHEDULE, CHANGE YOUR LIFE
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Chaitali Sen

Author, THE PATHLESS SKY
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Natalie Serber

Author, COMMUNITY CHEST
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Katherine Sherbrooke

FILL THE SKY
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Tracy Sherrod

Amistad
Editorial Director
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Anita Shreve

Author, THE STARS ARE FIRE
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Carter Sickels

Author, THE EVENING HOUR
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Anjali Singh

Pande Literary
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Steven Spatz

BookBaby
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Marya Spence

Janklow & Nesbit Associates
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Laura Spence-Ash

Fiction Writer
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Liz Stein

Harlequin/HarperCollins
Senior Editor
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Sebastian Stuart

Author, THE HOUR BETWEEN
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Dariel Suarez

Author, IN THE LAND OF TROPICAL MARTYRS
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Michael Taeckens

Broadside PR
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Grace Talusan

THE BODY PAPERS
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Stacy Testa

Writers House
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Christina Thompson

Harvard Review
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Holly Thompson

Author, ORCHARDS
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Neal Thompson

Amazon.com
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Hannah Tinti

THE TWELVE LIVES OF SAMUEL HAWLEY
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Michelle Toth

SixOneSeven Books
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Meta Wagner

Author, WHAT'S YOUR CREATIVE TYPE?
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Wendy S. Walters

Author, MULTIPLY/DIVDE: ON THE AMERICAN REAL AND SURREAL
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Val Wang

BEIJING BASTARD
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Mitchell Waters

Curtis Brown
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Heather Webb

Author, BECOMING JOSEPHINE
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Tim Weed

A FIELD GUIDE TO MURDER & FLY FISHING
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Lara Wilson

Fiction Writer
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Kent Wolf

The Friedrich Agency
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Jennie Wood

215 Ink (Publisher)
Author, FLUTTER
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Monika Woods

Curtis Brown, Ltd.
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Steve Woodward

Graywolf Press
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Mario Zambrano

Author, LOTERIA
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Mitchell Zuckoff

Author, 13 HOURS: THE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN...