“What to Bring: yourselves, your questions, your current submissions packets, your current submissions calls resources.
Who Should Attend: Aspiring and emerging writers with limited or no experience with the submissions process, or writers with some submissions experience, who would like to refine or clarify their own current processes.
For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have the space reserved from 10 am until 2 pm, and will use that entire time if necessary, to present, to discuss, to answer questions.
The rationale for this workshop: For some time now, I have been receiving a volume of email questions, many people asking me how to submit work, how to make a submission, how to determine where to submit. There is no single or quick way to answer these questions adequately, especially via email, especially when I do not know the writer and/or his/her publication experience/history.
I am therefore conducting a workshop via PAWA, so that I can have the space to answer these questions in a non-virtual forum, but first, break it down: What are the do’s and don’t’s. In other words, what are our commandments, and what are our cardinal sins.
* I will compile and present resources, places where I find submissions calls.
* We will discuss how and where we decide to submit our work.
* We will discuss literary journals, magazines, anthologies. We will discuss print and online publication.
* We will talk about cover letters and bio statements.
* We will read a number of sample submissions calls carefully for the directions that we must follow. What does each publication require? For example: What are their page limits and formatting specifics, what are their policies on snail mail versus online submissions, on unpublished or previously published work?
* We will discuss ways of recording/tracking our submissions.
Finally, we will Q&A until we’re good and done.” -Barbara Jane Reyes