What They Don’t Tell You About Publishing: Submitting to Agents and Editors Zoom Seminar, Monday, June 3rd, 2024
Monday, June 3rd, 2024
Live Seminar via Zoom from 6:00PM - 8:00PM EST
Open to All writers!
Any questions about this class? Use the Chat Button (lower left) to talk with us.
Taught by Meg Eden, the author of five poetry chapbooks, the novel Post-High School Reality Quest (2017), the poetry collection Drowning in the Floating World (2020), and the forthcoming novel-in-verse Good Different, a JLG Gold Standard Selection (Scholastic, 2023). She is also a participating author with the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program.
Get your agent submission questions answered! This workshop will equip you with everything you need to jump into the publishing industry.
We’ll discuss the roles of agents and editors, what they’re looking for in work, and how you can make your work stand out through strong query letters, pitches, and bios. As someone who has worked on both the author and publicity sides of the fence, I can describe my experience with most effectively approaching marketing and submitting books from both angles.
We’ll also discuss some key tips for how to get to know agents and editors better. No project is required for this workshop; however, students who have a manuscript in mind will have opportunities to create and practice a mini-pitch for the class.
- You are interested in submitting your novel or poetry collection out for publication but don’t know where to start.
- You’ve submitted your work to agents and editors but received form rejections and would like to help your submission stand out.
- You’d like to create or tighten your pitch for Twitter contests or pitch sessions.
“I have done workshops with Tom Lux, Marilyn Hacker and Marge Piercy. This is one of the best!” — Poetic Forms Course Student Marjorie
“Meg’s manuscript evaluation services are outstanding. Her comments on my own manuscript were trenchant, specific without feeling the least bit nit-picky, and cast light on some of the poems in a way that my other readers had been unable to do. She is thoroughly professional and her evaluation is clearly grounded in her experience of the 'po-biz.'" —Poet Mentee Ed
“This course gave me so much to work on and work with and play with - and a nice little collection of poems that I’m going to keep fiddling with. Everyone’s feedback was super helpful. Overall, the course was definitely more than worth the time and money.” — Foundations of Poetry Student Mike
“This was my first time using this kind of service, and I am very glad to have done so!” — Fiction Writer Patrick
“I learned about lots of publishers. I learned so much about the importance of ordering poems for a chapbook. I learned how to compose a good query and cover letter. I have a chapbook in progress and am totally energized to compile and get it ready to send out. The course helped me in how to choose a title and how to cut poems that were not appropriate for this volume. Thank you Meg!” — Poetry Chapbook Course Student Lee
- Paul Ruffins won the SCBWI Emerging Writers prize for THE SPED SQUAD AND THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF SHORT BUS FOUR
- Christine Kessis’s YA novel Magda, Standing
- Ayla-Monic McKay's poem The Things You've Learned in Citron Review
- Jessica Lawrence's poetry chapbook Terrible Little Stars
- M Nicole Wildhood's poetry chapbook Long Division by Finishing Line Press
- Tamar Anolic's short stories Dark Night, Bright Sky, Fallen Stars and Rumors of War
- Lee Woodman's poems in The Ekphrastic Review (Jasper Johns, Rothko), and her collections Homescapes by Finishing Line Press and Mindscapes by Poets Choice Publishing
- Deborah Goodman’s short story Virgin Matriarch
- Ed Granger’s poetry chapbook Voices from the First Gilded Age by Finishing Line Press
- John Benevelli’s poem Against the Day
- Ben Weakley’s poem Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome
- Alise Versella’s poetry collection When Wolves Become Birds
- Marcella Simon
Class is on Monday, June 3rd, 2024
Live Seminar via Zoom from 6:00PM - 8:00PM EST
If you have questions, please use the Chat Button or contact us via email HERE.
Instructor Meg Eden is a 2020 Pitch Wars mentee. She is the author of five poetry chapbooks, the novel Post-High School Reality Quest (2017), the poetry collection Drowning in the Floating World (2020), and the forthcoming novel-in-verse Good Different, a JLG Gold Standard Selection (Scholastic, 2023). She is also a participating author with the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program. Her work is published or forthcoming in magazines, including Writer’s Digest, Prairie Schooner, The Rumpus, Poetry Northwest, Crab Orchard Review, RHINO, and CV2. Meg received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland College Park.