Writers Publishing Exchange will have a speaker next week to help propel and inform our publishing careers.
Sandra Marchetti and I met on SheWrites back in 2011 where we were learning about platforms and submissions and other things few MFA programs teach. She has repeatedly opened my eyes to what goes on behind the scenes of publishing. Watching her climb higher and higher on that ladder of success has also been wonderful.
Sandra will share insight gleaned from her experience as a poet and essayist publishing in long and short form. She will discuss establishing a platform that includes awards, the realities of how a book and author earn publicity, formatting manuscripts, etc.
Sandra is the author of Confluence, a full-length collection of poetry from Sundress Publications. She is also the author of four chapbooks of poetry and lyric essays, including Sight Lines (Speaking of Marvels Press, 2016), Heart Radicals (ELJ Publications, 2016), A Detail in the Landscape (Eating Dog Press, 2014), and The Canopy (MWC Press, 2012). Sandra’s poetry appears in Poet Lore, Blackbird, Ecotone, Southwest Review, River Styx, and elsewhere. Her essays can be found at The Rumpus, Whiskey Island, Mid-American Review, Barrelhouse, Pleiades, and other venues. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing—Poetry from George Mason University and now serves as the Coordinator of Tutoring Services at the College of DuPage in the Chicagoland area.
There will be a Q&A afterward with Sandra and then a discussion with the group. Ask the group questions about any part of the publishing process or for leads, for beta readers, for critiques, etc.
Join us via Zoom from 7-830 PM on Wednesday, 17 July. $10 payment required via Zelle or Paypal for meeting link. (We pay speakers.) Contact me for more information.
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