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Get Published Now! Getting Your Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction Articles, and Books into Print (online seminar)

January 21, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Holly Day

Instructor: Holly Day
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Saturday, 1/21/23 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

Anybody can write, but it takes a special type of determination to see your work through to print. 

In this workshop, we’ll discuss the following:

  • Formatting manuscripts properly for poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and journalism
  • Understanding market lists
  • Deciphering writer’s guidelines
  • Writing book proposals
  • Finding and querying agents
  • Finding and querying book publishers
  • Dealing with rejection and rejoicing in seeing your work in print 
  • Getting book reviews and what to do with them

There will be time for questions and discussion throughout and again at the end. The Instructor will also take emailed questions after class in case we run out of time.

Holly Day has worked as a freelance writer for over 35 years, with over 7,000 published articles, poems, and short stories and 40 books and chapbooks—most recently, the nonfiction books, Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for DummiesTattoo FAQ, and History Lover’s Guide to Minneapolis; and the poetry books, A Book of Beasts (Weasel Press), The Tooth is the Largest Organ in the Human Body (Anaphora Press), Bound in Ice (Shanti Arts Publishing), and Cross-Referencing a Book of Summer (Silver Bow Publishing). Her writing has been nominated for a National Magazine Award, a 49th Parallel Prize, an Isaac Asimov Award, multiple Pushcart awards, and a Rhysling Award, and she has received two Midwest Writer’s Grants, a Plainsongs Award, the Sam Ragan Prize for Poetry, and the Dwarf Star Award from the Science Fiction Poetry Association. She currently works as a freelance content writer for Hunter & Bard and as a writing instructor at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and the Richard Hugo House in Seattle.

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Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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