Getting Your Word Out: Submitting, Publishing, & Marketing Your Writing

with Holly Day

Genres: The Writing Life

Online

Open to all levels

1 Session

Start Date: August 27, 2023
End Date: August 27, 2023
Day of Week: Sunday
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
1 seat left!
Member Price: $81.00
General Price: $90.00

Anybody can write, but it takes a special type of determination to see your work through to print. In this fast-paced workshop, we'll discuss market lists, finding and deciphering writer's guidelines for both magazines and book publishers, basic manuscript format, and the pros and cons of working with agents. We'll also go through the steps of writing book proposals and nonfiction queries, and how to keep yourself on track and inspired.

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens

Holly Day

Holly Day

she/her

Holly Day has worked as a freelance writer for over 30 years, with over 7,000 articles, poems, and short stories published internationally, including in Analog SF, Harvard Review, and Maintenant. She has had several dozen books and chapbooks published by both major and independent publishers, most recently, the nonfiction books, Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies, Tattoo FAQ, and History Lover’s Guide to Minneapolis; and the poetry books, A Book of Beasts, The Tooth is the Largest Organ in the Human Body, Bound in Ice, and Cross-Referencing a Book of Summer. Her writing has been nominated for a National Magazine Award, a 49th Parallel Prize, an Isaac Asimov Award, multiple Pushcart awards, and a Rhysling Award, and she has received two Midwest Writer’s Grants, a Plainsongs Award, the Sam Ragan Prize for Poetry, and the Dwarf Star Award from the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

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