Literary Magazine Publication Nuts and Bolts: Poetry and Prose
Date: Saturday, March 28
Time: 10 am - 3 pm (with one-hour lunch break)
Instructor: Rebecca Foust
How can we develop submission systems we can sustain over a period of years that will nurture, not damage, our writing practices? This class offers an approach that works for poetry and prose and will examine publishing in literary journals and magazines as well as alternative forms of publication you may not have considered.
It will also include tips for getting work ready to submit, including revision and how to know a piece is “finished,” writing cover and pitch letters, figuring out where to send work, electronic and snail mail submissions, contests, and developing a submission routine that is effective without impinging on creative time and space.
Book publication will be briefly discussed, but the focus will be on publication of poems, stories, and essays.
Rebecca Foust’s books include The Unexploded Ordnance Bin (2018 Swan Scythe Press Chapbook Award) and Paradise Drive (2015 Press 53 Poetry Award), reviewed in in venues including the Times Literary Supplement, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Georgia, Harvard, and Hudson reviews. Recognitions include the CP Cavafy and James Hearst poetry prizes, the Lascaux and American Literary Review fiction prizes, the Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize, and fellowships from The Frost Place, Hedgebrook, MacDowell, and Sewanee.
Rebecca was Marin County Poet Laureate in 2017-19 and works as Poetry Editor for Women’s Voices for Change, an assistant Editor for Narrative Magazine and co-producer of a new series about poetry for Marin TV, Rising Voices.
More about Rebecca: http://rebeccafoust.com and @FoustRebecca