Do you want to publish your work in journals—or better journals, or paying journals? Would you like to query in a way that won't shut you down before you get started, or submit your manuscript with well-earned confidence? Do you wish to be invited to contribute to festivals and fellowships, win grants, establish a name for yourself, craft nourishing and fruitful professional relationships?
Do you want to build a career as a literary artist?
Building a writing career requires both creative and business skills, as it does for any artist. If you are serious about your writing and want to increase your professional opportunities, as much work needs to happen outside of the studio as within it.
Topics will include marketing and PR, applying for literary grants and fellowships, writing a personal statement, creating and using a literary calendar, and learning to present yourself as a writing professional. You will receive a comprehensive packet of handouts to guide you as your career begins to build. In this six-week workshop you will:
*Discover how to connect with the literary scene to develop local, regional, or national opportunities
*Write several drafts of the dreaded–but all-important–Artist Statement (yes, authors need these, too, not just visual artists)
*Polish up (or begin!) your LinkedIn profile
*Learn to harness professional free and low-cost tools to help track your writing output, submission markets, contest entries, and grant applications
*Develop a literary calendar
*and much more!
This class is geared for creative writers who are ready to engage in the not-so-sexy but essential steps necessary to advance their careers and promote their work. Register now!