The Path to Publishing Your Fiction (with Joy Baglio)
This informational workshop will cover two important topics related to getting your work out in the world:
- The submissions process, which includes researching the market, submitting to literary journals, querying agents, writing cover letters, dealing with rejection, getting your work to stand out in the slush pile, and what happens after an acceptance. We'll also look at sample query letters and cover letters.
- Other opportunities that can lead to career breakthroughs, including sources of funding for your writing, developing a platform for yourself as a writer, conferences and workshops, and growing your network.
We'll also discuss our goals for our writing, as well as the different approaches writers take to publishing and marketing their work. Bring the first page of your manuscript to class - either novel or short story - and we'll dissect how it's working and give you an editor's perspective. Come with any and all questions related to these topics - we'll have lots of time for Q&A! Open to all prose writers interested in learning how to get their work out there, including previously-published and self-published authors interested in other opportunities.
JOY BAGLIO is the founder and director of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop. In additional to her role at PVWW, she serves as Associate Fiction Editor at the literary magazine West Branch and teaches writing at Grub Street in Boston. Her short fiction has appeared recently in Tin House, The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, New Ohio Review, PANK, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from The New School and has received grants and scholarships from The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, The Elizabeth George Foundation, and The Speculative Literature Foundation. She's at work on a collection of short stories and a novel. Find her online at www.joybaglio.com
WHEN: Sunday, April 7 (1 - 4pm)
WHERE: Williamsburg, MA