A Black trans writer and editor in her mid thirties, who looks in her mid twenties, wearing a tank top and a dark red lipstick. Her hair is a cropped short natural.




Denne Michele Norris is the editor-in-chief of Electric Literature. A 2021 Out100 Honoree, her writing has been supported by MacDowell, Tin House, VCCA, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction, and appears in McSweeney's, American Short Fiction, and ZORA. She co-hosts the critically acclaimed podcast Food 4 Thot, and is hard at work on her debut novel. Follow her on Twitter and IG @thedennemichele.

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SESSION: How To Use Lit Mags & Other Media Outlets to Publicize Your Book

Your book is coming out and you’re told to get your name “out there” by pitching shorter pieces to a variety of relevant media outlets. How do you take the core ideas of your book and shape them into shorter pieces and pitches that will catch an editor’s eye and bring more readers to your book? Denne Michele Norris, Electric Literature’s editor-in-chief, will break down how to craft essays and book lists that will help your book linger in readers’ minds.