Jessica StrawserJessica Strawser is the editorial director of Writer’s Digest magazine, North America’s leading publication for aspiring and working writers since 1920. Her debut novel, ALMOST MISSED YOU, is forthcoming in March 2017 from St. Martin’s Press and has garnered early accolades from a humbling list of bestsellers, including Chris Bohjalian, Garth Stein, Adriana Trigiani, Lisa Scottoline and Jacquelyn Mitchard, and a second novel is slated for a Spring 2018 release. Her diverse career in the publishing industry spans more than 15 years and includes stints in book editing, marketing and public relations, and freelance writing and editing. She blogs at and elsewhere, tweets @jessicastrawser and enjoys connecting at Learn more at

Jessica is participating in the Agent-Editor Panel Luncheon, Critique session, and Agent/Editor Pitches (for Writer's Digest Magazine). She's also presenting:

How to Be the Writer Editors Love

Demystifying Magazine Writing; A Writer and Editor's Perspective