Publishing Intensive

$165.00 Members
$175.00 Non-members

Join us for a weekend intensive on all things publishing! This two-day event will feature classes on how to market your book, strategies for submitting to literary magazines; publishing with small presses, big presses, and independent publishing; what to know before you publish; a query letter clinic with literary agent Eric Smith; and a roundtable with agent Sara Megibow. Panel discussions include Publishing for Marginalized Voices and Publishing Young Adult / Middle Grade (MG). Every participant is welcome to compete for 20-minute meetings with agents Eric Smith of P.S. Literary, Sonali Chanchani of Folio Literary Management, and Chelsea Hensley of kt literary. All genres of prose welcome.

Purchasing this item will secure your ticket to Publishing Intensive, though you must register separately for each craft class or panel you'd like to attend. Within one business day of purchasing your ticket to the festival, a member of our staff will email instructions on how to register for the classes you'd like to attend. Your space is not reserved in the craft classes until registration is complete.

For a full list of course descriptions and instructions on how to compete for an agent spot, see the full Publishing Intensive PDF here.


Please note you can only sign up for one class per session.

Saturday, October 10th (9:00 to 10:30 AM): Session 1

Small Press, Big Heart—Publishing in the Small Presses

Marketing Your Book

Panel Discussion—Publishing for Marginalized Voices

Saturday, October 10th (10:45 AM to 12:15 PM): Session 2

Low(er) Stress Submitting: What You Need to Know about Submitting to Lit Mags

What Am I Doing Wrong? I’ve Been Submitting and Nothing is Working!

Introduction to Independent Publishing

Sunday, October 11th (9:00 to 10:30 AM): Session 3

What I Wish I’d Known Before Publishing a Book

Roundtable with agent Sara Megibow of kt literary

Panel Discussion: Publishing Young Adult and Middle Grade Fiction

Sunday, October 11th (10:45 AM to 12:15 PM): Session 4

Query Letter Clinic with agent Eric Smith of P.S. Literary

How Do I Know When My Book is Ready to Submit?

Panel Discussion: Distribution and Sales for Self-Published Authors

Instructor: Multiple Instructors Learn More


Oct 10, 2020 9:00am - 12:15pmOct 11, 2020 9:00am - 12:15pm