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What Editors Want: Understanding the Process of Submitting to Literary Magazines with Lynne Barrett
Saturday, September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am
1 day workshop: Saturday, September 17
Are you writing stories, poems, or essays, and seeking publication in magazines? Just beginning? Or trying to move your work up a notch? This workshop aims to demystify an often-daunting process. Editor and author Lynne Barrett will help you to understand editors’ expectations and how authors research and evaluate markets appropriate for their work. You’ll get tips on helpful resources, organizing your process, following submission directions, what belongs (and doesn’t) in cover letters and bios, how to handle rejections, acceptances, and publication, keeping good records, and the ins and outs of rights and permissions.
Lynne Barrett is the author of What Editors Want: A Must-Read for Writers Submitting to Literary Magazines (Rain Chain Press). She edited Tigertail: Florida Flash and co-edited Birth: A Literary Companion. Barrett’s most recent story collection, Magpies, received the fiction gold medal in the Florida Book Awards, and her work can be found in Necessary Fiction, Fort Lauderdale Magazine, The Southern Women’s Review, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Trouble in the Heartland, One Year to a Writing Life, and many other anthologies and journals. She is founding editor of Gulf Stream Magazine and currently edits The Florida Book Review and teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University. Follow her at www.LynneBarrett.com or on Twitter: @LynneBarrett