Join Lisa for a lunchtime primer on how writers can network and grow their portfolios outside of sending cold queries and pitches to editors. Learn about different opportunities to connect: volunteer reading for literary journals, skill-trading, attending events and making friends without coming off as an eager beaver, and ideas for people who don't live near literary centers like Nashville. Then we'll talk about how to leverage all of those contacts when the time is right.
Lisa Bubert is a writer based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her pitched and published work has appeared in Longreads, Texas Monthly, The Rumpus, Business Insider, and more. Her story, “Kitten,” which appeared in Pidgeonholes, was nominated for Best Small Fictions 2020. Her story, “The Coma,” which appeared in the final issue of Natural Bridge journal, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.