Monday, September 27, 2010

Tightrope Books & Geist Magazine Writing Without a Net Workshop Getting it Out There: How to Get Your Work into Literary Journals

Wednesday, October 27
6-8 p.m.
The Central (603 Markham Street, Toronto)
$50
(Register at geist.com)
Join author and editor Billeh Nickerson as he delves into the secrets of getting your work published in literary journals. This workshop will include an overview on the dos and don’ts of sending out work, including cover letters and market suitability. It will also include a discussion on what writers can learn from rejection letters—believe it or not, these can be useful. This workshop aims to be as fun as it is instructional.

Billeh Nickerson is the former editor of Event and PRISM international, two of Canada’s most prestigious literary journals. He is also a longtime contributing editor to Geist. His books include The Asthmatic Glassblower, McPoems, and the forthcoming collection, Impact: the Titanic Poems (all with Arsenal Pulp Press). He is currently working with Mariko Tamaki on Permanent Markers, an anthology of contemporary Canadian writing to be published by Tightrope Books. He lives in Vancouver, where he teaches Creative Writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

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