The Path to Publishing Your Fiction (Short Stories & Novels), with Joy Baglio
This informational workshop will cover two important topics related to getting your work out in the world:
1 - 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.
2 - 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 prose writers of all levels, including previously-published and self-published authors interested in learning more about other opportunities.
JOY BAGLIO, Founder & Director of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop, has years of experience as a fiction editor and reader for literary magazines. She currently serves as Associate Fiction Editor for the Bucknell University-based literary magazine West Branch, and in the past she's read submissions and guest edited for journals such as Conjunctions, Slice, and Storychord.com. Her own short fiction has appeared recently in Tin House, The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, New Ohio Review, and PANK among others, and she's the recent recipient of fellowships from Bread Loaf, The Elizabeth George Foundation, and The Speculative Literature Foundation. She holds an MFA from The New School, and is at work on her first novel. Find heron twitter at @JoyBaglio or visit her online at www.joybaglio.com.
When: Sunday, June 3 (1-4pm)
Where: Commons Coworking in Williamsburg MA