Join Gemini Ink on Friday, October 6th, to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2023 with a timely and intimate literary discussion about current publishing trends and Latinx representation in books.
This event features Latinx authors and publishers and provides a space to discuss how to break barriers and create pathways toward publication in a literary landscape where Latinx writers account for only 7% of published authors. Our guests will talk about how they navigated the publishing industry and illuminate how Latinx writers can forge a path toward sharing their own stories.
Do you want to run your own press or independent publishing house, but don’t know where to begin or take your current press to the next level? In this course, we will walk through the steps of starting or growing a small press, and discuss mission statements, resources, operating budgets, customer profiles, and distribution options. We will use these elements to build a business plan that will help you execute your vision. This course is for anyone who has dreamed of starting their own publishing endeavor or any established publishers looking for new business ideas.
Are you ready to take the leap from writing hobbyist to professional writer? If so, gain the tools every professional writer needs to make it in a competitive field. This intensive hands-on workshop will provide you with the career savvy you need to stand out from the crowd of writers who, though they may be talented, lack the marketplace acumen they need to boost their opportunities from good to great.
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.