Presentation + Q&A: "Alternative ways of getting published"
Agents and submissions to publishing houses aren’t the only option for new and emerging writers to get published. Writing competitions offer another path to getting your manuscript out into the world as well as helping to build your writing presence and portfolio. In this session, we will look at how to prepare a strong submission, how the judging system works and tips on ensuring your manuscript or first three chapters gets read with the due care deserved.
When Mary-Jane is not editing she is writing and so knows the challenges of the industry. Mary-Jane’s work appears in a variety of publications including Magma, Modern Poetry in Translation, Mslexia, The Lonely Crowd, Prole, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Barren, Spelk, Cabinet of Heed, Firewords, Flashback Fiction, Fictive Dream, and in anthologies including Best Small Fictions 2014/16/18/20 and Best Microfictions 2020.
She has won the Live Canon Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2020, Bath Novella-in-Flash Prize 2020, the Bridport Poetry prize, Martin Starkie, Dromineer, Reflex Fiction and Mslexia Flash prize as well as the Bedford Poetry competition. She has also been shortlisted for the Beverley International Prize for Literature and longlisted for the UK National Poetry Prize. Mary-Jane’s poetry collection Heliotrope with Matches and Magnifying Glass is published by Pindrop Press. Her award-winning pamphlet Dihedral is published by Live Canon Press and her novella Don’t Tell the Bees, is published by Ad Hoc Fiction. Her latest book, Set a Crow to Catch a Crow is published by V. Press.
She has an MA (Distinction) in Creative Writing from Kellogg College, Oxford and is currently studying for a PhD funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. in poetry and translation at Newcastle University.
Cost: 20 CHF
Participants: limited to 20, first come, first served
Location: online via Zoom (link sent to all registrants upon payment)
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