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VIRTUAL PUBLISHING SEMINAR with Steve Woodward
November 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
An eye-opening look into the publication process
THE INSIDE STORY ON PUBLISHING WITH STEVE WOODWARD
What does an editor see in the first pages of a manuscript that makes them want to acquire it? And what things can cause an editor to reject a manuscript after only reading a few pages? Join Graywolf Press editor Steve Woodward to take a close look at some that made the grade. And, for anyone who wants a closer look at their own opening pages, send in up to two pages of prose for Steve to read, evaluate, and give constructive feedback on to improve the opening. An eye-opening look at what can put wind in your sails or sink you from the start. Audience: Prose writers (fiction or nonfiction) looking for insight into the acquisition process and feedback on their first pages.
This workshop will be presented online via Zoom. Tuition for the 90-minute workshop is $60, which includes feedback from Steve on your first pages. Write On members receive a 10% discount. To become a member, please click here. To register online for this workshop, please click the button below. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457.
Steve Woodward is an editor at Graywolf Press, where he has edited books of literary fiction and nonfiction by authors including Anna Burns, Jamel Brinkley, Esmé Weijun Wang, Mark Doty, Benjamin Percy, Susan Steinberg, and others. Authors he has worked with have won the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award and have been finalists for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, as well as appearing on the New York Times best seller list. He teaches literary publishing at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, and holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan. He has spoken about editing and publishing at a number of conferences and venues, including AWP, Story Studio Chicago, the Bread Load Writer’s Conference, the Loft Literary Center, and Grub Street’s The Muse and the Marketplace, among other venues.