Apr 9-10: Meet the Editor and Agent

Tuesday and Wednesday, Apr 9-10, 2018

Emory faculty are invited to Meet the Editor and Agent, an annual event that brings experts in publishing to campus, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence. Please join us on for an illuminating panel discussion and Q&A session with Rachel Vogel of Dunow, Carlson & Lerner (New York), and Jason Weidemann, University of Minnesota Press. Our expert guests will discuss trends and expectations for faculty authors in the current environment of scholarly publishing.

Public Panel Discussion

Monday, April 9 | 4:00 pm
Jones Room, Woodruff Library

Visiting editor and literary agent will discuss the changing landscape of scholarly publishing and current trends.

Individual Consultations

Monday, April 9 | scheduled throughout the day
Tuesday, April 10 | morning


Rachel Vogel is an agent at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner, representing a range of nonfiction and select fiction. Rachel has previously worked as an agent at Waxman Leavell, and at Mary Evans Inc. and Lippincott, Massie McQuilkin, where she also handled foreign rights. In addition to her agenting experience, Rachel worked as a book scout for Maria Campbell Associates, where she scouted the American market on behalf of foreign publishers and film producers. Today, she loves working with writers from all areas of expertise (science, history, popular culture, photography) to develop their unique ideas into saleable and accessible books for a general audience. A graduate of UMass Amherst's Commonwealth College, she lives in Brooklyn.

Jason Weidemann is the editorial director of the University of Minnesota Press. He seeks manuscripts that make field-defining interventions in their core disciplines, contribute to interdisciplinary conversations, and communicate to readers beyond the academy, including activists, policymakers, and general readers. His interest in Native and indigenous studies draws on literary studies, the social sciences, legal studies, and education. He also acquires works in cultural and human geography, anthropology, and sociology. Special interests include environmental politics, multispecies ethnography, urban studies, global flows of labor and capital, and Asian studies. Of specific interest are manuscripts that examine the social and racial dimensions of medicine and science. Proposals for translations from Japanese are welcomed, specifically science fiction and critical theory. He is also interested in manuscripts on the social aspects of video games and digital communication. As Chair of the Press’s Journals Program, Jason Weidemann is interested in forging publishing partnerships with new and existing journals based on principles of intellectual independence and a commitment to ethical and equitable partnerships.  

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