Publishing Your Poetry Collection
What are the stages of getting a poetry manuscript published? What do you need to know both before and after you assemble your collection?
This class will go over the practicalities of getting a book of poems published and will lay out the pathways to different options—from book contests to small presses to self-publishing—and the benefits of each path, with resources to follow through on the different options.
We'll address how to know when your manuscript is ready to be sent out; what to do while you're sending it out; and ways to build your career and presence as a poet outside of publishing the book itself.
We'll also discuss how to manage the psychological and emotional aspects of the submission process and how to keep going. If we to stay connected to what makes us write in the first place—which usually has little to do with publication—we'll be better able to navigate the world of publishing so that we can keep going with energy and enthusiasm for the long term.
There will be useful practical information to take home with you and plenty of time for questions and discussion. You'll leave with a better understanding of the path forward and some clear next steps.
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