Tuesday, April 15, 2014

What literary agents, book editors, PR depts and marketing mavens and publishing CEO bosses think about the new genre of CLI Fi



Try to match up the key words of which people said which quotes. Best guesses win prizes. Leave notes in comments below"


Among literary agents, we heard these quotes:


''If cli fi takes off the way that sci fi  did years ago, this could
be a very good publishing event for all of us. And good news, too."

"I am not sure if cli fi will work, but the term makes sense in this
age of climate fear and loathing. Maybe there's something here."

"I would love to see people submitting cli fi genre novels. I see a
big market here and with a lot of territory to explore."

"If we want to save the world, maybe this cockamamie cli fi term might
help. I would love to see some major authors tackle the theme."

KEY NAMES: Betsy Nolan, Russell Galen, Miriam Altshuler, Ethan BassoffHolly Lorincz, Chuck Sambuchino Rafe Sagalyn, Ali McDonald, Merilee Heifetz, Diana Fox, Andrea Somberg, Ginger Clark, Ethan Ellenberg, Sara Crowe, Jenny Bent, Caitlin Blasdell, Suzie Townsend, Holly Root, and 43 more (suggest your own choice).

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Among book editors, line editors and acquiring editors, we heard this comments:

"''As an editor, acquiring new books, yes, if cli fi takes off the way
that sci fi  did years ago, this could be a very good publishing event
for all of us. And good news, too."

"As an editor, acquiring new books, I am not sure if cli fi will work,
but the term makes sense in this age of climate fear and loathing.
Maybe there's something here."

"As an editor, acquiring new books, yes, i  would love to see people
submitting cli fi genre novels. I see a big market here and with a lot
of territory to explore"

"As an editor, acquiring new books, yes, if  we want to save the
world, maybe this cockamamie cli fi term might help. I would love to
see some major authors tackle the theme.

KEY NAMES: Morgan Entrekin, Peter Gethers, Marc Jaffe, James Landis, Rebecca Keefe,
Arianna Huffington, Carolyn Kellogg, Hector Tobar, Honor Jones, Rudy Shur, Peter Kubicek, Inell Williams, Brian Gittis, Daniel Okrent, Julie Bosman, Bob Brink, Leslie Kaufman, Nanette Asimov  and 15 others, suggest your own names:

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Among publishing CEO people, we heard these whispers:

''As a publisher and with a concern not only for our bottom line but
also for the fate of the Earth, and believe me, i am sincere about
this, if  cli fi takes off the way that sci fi  did years ago, this
could be a very good publishing event for all of us. And good news,
too."

"''As a publisher and with a concern not only for our bottom line but
also for the fate of the Earth, and believe me, i am sincere about
this, I am not sure if cli fi will work, but the term makes sense in
this age of climate fear and loathing. Maybe there's something here."

''As a publisher and with a concern not only for our bottom line but
also for the fate of the Earth, and believe me, i am sincere about
this, I would love to see people submitting cli fi genre novels. I see
a big market here and with a lot of territory to explore"

"''As a publisher and with a concern not only for our bottom line but
also for the fate of the Earth, and believe me, i am sincere about
this, if  we want to save the world, maybe this cockamamie cli fi term
might help. I would love to see some major authors tackle the theme."

KEY NAMES: Morgan Entrekin, Peter Gethers, Marc Jaffe, James Landis, 
Arianna Huffington, Toby Mundy, Daniel Menaker, Marji Ross, Roger Straus, Jonathan Karp and 35 others, suggest your own names:

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Among the marketing mavens down the hall, we heard this:

''As a director of book marketing, and with a concern not only for our
bottom line but also for the fate of the Earth, and believe me, i am
sincere about this, if  cli fi takes off the way that sci fi  did
years ago, this could be a very good publishing event for all of us.
And good news, too."

"''''As a director of book marketing, and with a concern not only for
our bottom line but also for the fate of the Earth, and believe me, i
am sincere about this, , I am not sure if cli fi will work, but the
term makes sense in this age of climate fear and loathing. Maybe
there's something here."

''''As a director of book marketing, and with a concern not only for
our bottom line but also for the fate of the Earth, and believe me, i
am sincere about this, I would love to see people submitting cli fi
genre novels. I see a big market here and with a lot of territory to
explore"

"''''As a director of book marketing, and with a concern not only for
our bottom line but also for the fate of the Earth, and believe me, i
am sincere about this, if  we want to save the world, maybe this
cockamamie cli fi term might help. I would love to see some major
authors tackle the theme."

KEY NAMES: Anthony Pomes, Hillel Italie, Leanne Italie, Ted Anthony, Elaine Lies, Leinad Moolb, Emmet Matriah, John O'Callaghan, Belinda Goldsmith, Alison Flood, Pilita Clark, Bailey Barnum, and 43 others, suggest a name you know, too.

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Among the PR people sipping coffee and enjoying the later afternoon sunshine on 
the penthouse terrace, we heard these quotes:

''As a director of PR for our novels, and with a concern not only for
our bottom line but also for the fate of the Earth, and believe me, i
am sincere about this, if  cli fi takes off the way that sci fi  did
years ago, this could be a very good publishing event for all of us.
And good news, too."

"''''''As a director of PR for our novels, and with a concern not only
for our bottom line but also for the fate of the Earth, and believe
me, i am sincere about this,, I am not sure if cli fi will work, but
the term makes sense in this age of climate fear and loathing. Maybe
there's something here."

''''''As a director of PR for our novels, and with a concern not only
for our bottom line but also for the fate of the Earth, and believe
me, i am sincere about this, I would love to see people submitting cli
fi genre novels. I see a big market here and with a lot of territory
to explore"

"''''''As a director of PR for our novels, and with a concern not only
for our bottom line but also for the fate of the Earth, and believe
me, i am sincere about this, if  we want to save the world, maybe this
cockamamie cli fi term might help. I would love to see some major
authors tackle the theme."

KEY NAMES: Leinad Moolb, Emet Matriah, Bailey Barnum, and 43 others, suggest a name you know, too.





7 comments:

Dan Bloom said...

I loved the headline of the front page of the USA TODAY print newspaper last Monday, front page mind you: IT'S NOW OR NEVER ON STOPPING CLIMATE CHANGE

J. Perry Kelly said...

If not Cli-Fi, how? If not now, when?

Dan Bloom said...

James, well said. I like that line: ''If not Cli-Fi, how? If not now, when?''

Prophetic and Biblical cadence, without the superstition stuff. A climate prophet would say that, and you said it. BRAVO!

Anonymous said...

Joe Follansebee writes on his blog:

''Writers do not have to label work as ''cli fi'' for it to qualify as such. The term “cli fi ” goes back to 2008, when activist and public relations man Dan Bloom first suggested it as a way to classify certain climate-based stories. Several dozen books and movies have received the label. Of course, writers working before 2008 would not have used the term. (One of the earliest identified cli fi novels, The Drowned World, was published in 1962.) At present, the term is not widely accepted in the literary community, so writers probably shouldn’t use it when pitching new work to agents or publishers. Maybe someday…''

Anonymous said...

I've written one ''cli fi'' novel (unpublished, but I'm hopeful), and I've started a second. Climate change is fertile ground for the imagination, and I'm hopeful cli fi will go mainstream very soon.

-- a cli fi novelist in Seattle

Dan Bloom said...

http://claudenougat.blogspot.tw/2014/04/interview-with-father-of-cli-fi.html#.U1BXVqjWI0E

more cli fi news

DANIELBLOOM said...

http://www.diariodepernambuco.com.br/app/noticia/ciencia-e-saude/2014/05/05/internas_cienciaesaude,502214/filmes-e-livros-de-ficcao-sobre-aquecimento-global-podem-conscientizar.shtml