Women in Publishing Workshop at WSU

Visiting Writer Series

Fall 2018

Women in Publishing Workshop

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1 – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
5:30 – 8:30 P.M.
WSU-PULLMAN CAMPUS, BUNDY READING ROOM, AVERY HALL

Literary Speaking Agent Vaughan Ashlie Fielder/ Book Editor Carey Salerno/ North American Review Editor Rachel Morgan will conduct a workshop where students can gain substantial editing and publishing experience. The workshop will include but is not limited to discussion, writing exercises, and mock-job interviews.

Vaughan Ashlie Fielder will discuss building a career as a literary speaking agent. She will walk students through the day-to-day operations of running a business and the challenges of keeping an agency small and personal as opposed to going corporate. Carey Salerno will discuss independent publishing, submitting work, and working with an editor. She will share guidance on the various steps, including book contracts, marketing, publicity, and book tours. She may also discuss the publishing profession and how to “break in.” Rachel Morgan will discuss the nuances of being a genre editor at North American Review, including guidance on managing submissions, interacting with authors, and layout as well as the importance of keeping up with current trends in literary publishing in the digital age.

 

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About Place Journal: Political Landscapes

Three of Rachel Morgan’s poems, “Empty,” “Eclogue on Coal Car,” and “Coal, An Epilogue” appear in current issue of About Place Journal on Political Landscapes. Editor issue Taylor Brorby writes, “Because the land is always changing, as are we–and perhaps that’s the role of art in this time: to point us towards what we know and help launch us into the Unknown, searching for the possible and the real.” Also in the issue are great pieces of nonfiction by Mary Swander and Pam Houston.

2017 National Poetry Series Finalist

Rachel Morgan’s manuscript, Sequelae, was a finalist for the 2017 National Poetry Series. The manuscripts selected for publication are:

The Lumberjack’s Dove by GennaRose Nethercott, chosen by Louise Gluck for Ecco

Anarcha Speaks by Dominique Christina, chosen by Tyehimba Jess for Beacon Press

feeld by Jos Charles, chosen by Fady Joudah for Milkweed Editions

What It Doesn’t Have to Do With by Lindsay Bernal, chosen by Paul Guest for University of Georgia Press

Museum of the Americas by J.Michael Martinez, chosen by Cornelius Eady for Penguin Books

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!