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This class takes place at Seattle University, Chardin Hall, Room 142.
All levels. This daylong intensive seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of the publishing business and opportunities for writers of memoir, adult fiction, and young adult. This class is intended for students who already have some familiarity with the publishing business (you already know the difference between agents and publicists and acquisition editors, you know what the word “platform” means, etc.).
In addition to hearing from the three instructors about their experiences finding literary agents and publishing with large and small presses, the class will feature four guests:
The instructors will also provide resources on grants, fellowships, and residencies (a list of dozens of each). There will also be information on submitting to magazines, building a platform, and more. Students will also have an opportunity to pitch their books to small groups and workshop (from a marketing) their synopses.
There will be a lunch break. Hugo House will provide snacks.
Those who took Publishing Intensive I during fall quarter can elect to take this class as well. There will be some repetition, but there will also be new guests and activities and a different overall focus.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Winter quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 1 SessionFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction, Publishing, The Writing Life, Young-Adult Fiction
Start Date: 05/20/2017
Days of the Week: Saturday
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 45
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$210.00 General Price:
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Karen Finneyfrock is the author of two young adult novels: The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door and Starbird Murphy and the World Outside, both published by Viking Children’s Books. She is a former Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House.
Peter Mountford is the author of the award-winning novels A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism, and The Dismal Science. His work has appeared dozens of major magazines and newspapers. He teaches at Sierra Nevada College’s MFA program.
Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of Writing Is My Drink (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over (Crown, 2008). Nestor has taught the memoir certificate course for the University of Washington’s Professional & Continuing Ed program since 2006.