Trying to get your work published? Overwhelmed with the entire submission process? We are too! This workshop will provide a 360° view of the publication process, from understanding your own writing to finding places to submit your work. Writers will gain familiarity with the ins and outs of the literary journal world and chapbook/manuscript contests while learning practical ways to submit work and track submissions. Participants will walk away feeling confident they can manage the beast that is the submission process.
Work with award-winning poet Edward Vidaurre to dismantle the obstacles that stop your creative process. By welcoming pain and allowing the beauty of the same pain to flow in your writing, you will learn to write without reserve. In week two, we will focus on practical aspects of the poetry publishing process.
Want to demystify the path to traditional publishing but don’t have the time and money to attend a full-scale writing conference? Learn about traditional publishing through sequential steps beginning with vetting a literary agent and a publisher, writing the query letter, mastering the synopsis, and formatting a manuscript to industry standards. This hands-on approach to traditional publishing, including the university press system, will guide you through industry standards, ensuring better opportunities for your manuscript or future writing projects. Bring your questions and projects to class and take that next step in your writing journey!
In this Zoom workshop, join editor and publisher of FlowerSong Press, Edward Vidaurre, to get an insider’s expertise on the poetry publication process. As an author, editor, publisher who has been on both ends of the publishing spectrum/nightmare/celebration, Vidaurre will talk about how to prepare your manuscript for a smooth first impression since publishers can judge a manuscript by its cover page. In Vidaurre’s own words: “I will speak of my process as a publisher, who I involve in determining acceptances and rejections. You’ve gotten accepted, now what? You’ve gotten rejected, now what? and so much more.” Don’t miss this chance to learn practical advice from this groundbreaking poet and publisher on navigating the world of poetry publishing.