Editing Science Fiction and Fantasy

Two experienced editors of speculative fiction will discuss what science fiction and fantasy can look like. You’ll learn about the overlap and blurring of borders between genres, the complex chemistry of worldbuilding, and how to decipher all this and apply it to all realms of editing. Building off your fiction editing knowledge, they’ll take you beyond castles and spaceships to the broader lands, seas, and skies of speculative fiction.

Note that this is a Monday meeting rather than our usual Tuesday.

How to Attend This Event

MEMBERS: All PEN members will receive the access link for this meeting ahead of the event date—no registration required. However, registering does help us know how many attendees to expect.

NONMEMBERS: Registration is required to attend this meeting and closes 24 hours before the start of the event. Nonmembers may attend up to two free Professional Editors Network meetings before becoming a member, but access to recordings of our meetings is an exclusive benefit of PEN membership.

When you register, you will receive an immediate confirmation email indicating when you will receive the meeting link. If you registered but cannot find your confirmation email, or if you have any questions about this event, contact events@pensite.org.


March 11, 2024


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Online Event


  • Genevieve Clovis
    Genevieve Clovis

    Genevieve Clovis (she/her) is a speculative fiction editor, author, and writing coach who works with emerging authors to ensure their novels are as monstrous and diabolical as intended. True to her story-gremlin nature, Genevieve can be found lurking in her secondhand bookstore doling out books that are definitely not cursed.

  • Tanya Gold
    Tanya Gold

    Tanya Gold (they/them) is a book editor, translator, and literary omnivore. They work on and devour SFF, horror, retellings, queer stories, experimental narratives, interactive fiction, and graphic novels. They also teach courses for editors and writers. It’s been suggested that they read too much for their own good. This might be true.