EDUCATION AND LEARNING

From Inspiration to Publication: the Business of Writing (for Poets)

Posted April 26, 2013, at 3:21 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, ME

For more information: Valerie Lawson; 207-733-2233; cclc.me

From Inspiration to Publication: the Business of Writing for Poets

Wednesday, July 17, one session, 9:00am-3:00pm (lunch: 12:00-1:00pm)

From Inspiration to Publication: the Business of Writing for Poets

• How do you select the best place for your work?

• What is the best way to format submissions?

• What do you need to know about copyrights?

• How do you write a bio? a cover letter?

• What are the best tools to manage your submission?

• What about literary contests?

• Does self-publicity work? How do you market yourself as a writer?

Thousands of submissions are tossed every day by publishers because they don’t meet submission requirements. There are simple steps to ensure your work will be read.

Morning Session, 9:00am-12:00pm: Through discussion and examples, participants in this workshop will gain necessary knowledge and skills to navigate the publishing world. Participants will go home with a toolkit that will help them get their work noticed.

Afternoon Session, 1:00-3:00pm: Poets are invited to bring samples of their work so that we can offer suggestions for how to improve their chances for publication.

Wednesday, July 17, one session, 9:00am-3:00pm (lunch: 12:00-1:00pm)

Class fee: $35

Materials fee: n/a

Special instructions: Please bring 1-2 poems you would like to share. Please bring snacks and lunch, if desired.

Ages: 15 +

A note about class fees: Scholarship money is available for this course, please inquire if interested

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