…to Jen Corkill as the Acquisitions Editor at Divertir Publishing. Jen will be moving to the other side of the publishing aisle as an agent for the Booker Albert Literary Agency.
Jen has a keen eye for talent which will serve her well in her new role as a literary agent. For the past year, she has done an incredible job wading through the tequila and Italian ices we call our “slush pile” to find some truly unique manuscripts that I am excited to be publishing in the coming year. In addition, she became one of our authors with the release of her debut novel “Season of Mists.” Finally, Jen has been a vital partner in this publishing adventure I call Divertir Publishing. Her insights into what makes a great book great will be missed, and I am fortunate to be able to call her my friend.
I’ve always considered small publishing companies to be the place where people make their starts. For authors, they are a place to publish your first works while you hone your craft and develop a following. For people more interested in the technical and business aspects of publishing, they are a place to learn the ropes and develop insights into the world of publishing. Several of our authors have gone on to publish with other presses, while some of our previous staff have gone on to other roles in the publishing community. One of our former editors is currently the owner of her own small press. Thus, while this is a sad time, it’s also a time of great excitement as Jen moves into her new role.
Jen will be finishing up the manuscripts she is currently working on, including the science fiction short story collection, so authors need not worry about any transition. Also, Jen will keep access to her Divertir Publishing email account. Feel free to shoot her a note to wish her well.
On behalf of Divertir Publishing, I would like to thank Jen for the time she has spent working with us and wish her the best on her next adventure.