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Submission Bootcamp, Part II: I’ve Finished Writing My Book, Now What?
November 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructor: Liza Taylor
$35 Members | $38 Nonmembers
Sunday, 11/3/19 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Note: The Submission mini-seminars may be taken separately or together, but you must register for each one individually.
As they say at the Publisher’s Clearinghouse, “If you don’t enter, you can’t win.” Finding an agent for your manuscript is tough. This seminar will discuss preparing book manuscripts for submission, researching literary agents, writing and formatting a query letter and synopsis, submission strategies, and dealing with the whole harrowing process from submission to acceptance to awaiting publication and self-promotion. Applicable for writers of all genres seeking traditional book publication. Bring pen and paper or laptop and we will craft an “elevator pitch,” a bio, and a “hook” for your work and draft a query letter.
Liza Nash Taylor is the author of two historical novels forthcoming in 2020 and 2021 from Blackstone Publishing. She is a graduate of the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts and was named a Hawthornden International Fellow for 2018. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Microchondria II (a flash anthology published by the Harvard Bookstore), Bluestem Magazine, Rum Punch Press, The Copperfield Review, Seven Hills Review, Gargoyle Magazine #66, Deep South Magazine and others, and is forthcoming in The Four Elements Anthology of Short Fiction, 1932 Quarterly and Loch Raven Review. One of her short stories won the San Miguel Writer’s Conference Fiction Prize in 2016.