It’s a great time to be a writer new to publishing, with over 1,000 online and in-print journals willing to consider your unsolicited work and a single, one-stop, free to use website -- Submittable -- to connect you with almost all of them. This Brown Bag Lunch session will show you how.
Using Submittable, Joseph Hardy has had more than 60 poems accepted by more than 40 journals in the last three years. He offers a “hands-on” how-to session for using the website to connect you to with potential publishers. For the full experience, bring your laptop or tablet and please be ready to log on to Submittable.
In this session, you’ll learn:
• What the Submittable website is, and how it connects you to potential publishers
• The Seven Steps for using Submittable:
1. Logging-on and setting up a free account
2. Discovering possible publications for your work
3. Submitting your work
4. Tracking your submissions
5. Handling Turndowns
6. Handling Acceptances
7. Withdrawing work (when accepted elsewhere)
And you’ll leave the session with examples and tips for: cover letters, submissions formats, short “author bios”, and spreadsheets to track your work.
Joseph Hardy lives in Nashville, Tennessee. In the last three years, his work has been published in more than 40 journals, including: Appalachian Review, Cold Mountain Review, Inlandia, and Poet Lore. He is the author of a book of poetry, The Only Light Coming In.