Photo by my mom

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Bess Cozby is a YA fantasy writer. She's also Editor at Tor/Forge Books, where she acquires historical and contemporary fiction for teens and adults, and Web Editor for DIYMFA.com, where she manages a team of fifteen brilliant columnists. She is a frequent speaker at writing conferences across the country, and loves nothing more than to connect with writers to make their books as strong as possible.

When she's not at her desk, she can usually be found drinking too much coffee, exploring outside the city, or pretending to run in Central Park. 

Bess understands writers because she is one, with experience on both sides of the submission process. She has pitched and been pitched. She's received and written editorial letters. She's received and written rejections. With her extensive experience of New York publishing, she can speak to matters of craft as well as the industry, and help writers achieve their dreams. 

Bess's writing is represented by Brooks Sherman at Janklow & Nesbit Associates.