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Learn how to get started in literary publishing with writer Jamie Lyn Smith. Writers of all levels and genres are welcome.
In this interactive workshop, you will:
- Learn the basics of setting up a Submittable account and navigating
- Practice identifying potential literary magazines that are a good
match for your work.
- Create a bio for use with submissions.
- Make connections on social media to broaden professional networks
and create a social media presence.
- Discuss the "do's" and "don'ts" of websites for writers.
- Learn some best practices for submitting work to literary prizes and
contests - and ways to spot literary charlatans and scams.About the Presenter
Jamie Lyn Smith is an alumna of Kenyon College and Fordham University.
She is the recipient of two University Fellowships from Ohio State
University, where she completed her MFA in Creative Writing.
Her work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Pinch, Bayou, The Mississippi
Review, Barely South, and many other fine literary magazines. She is a
Pushcart Prize nominee for her essay, "Home Talk"; a recipient of the
Haidee Forsyth Burkhart Award in Creative Nonfiction; a Peter Taylor
Fellowship from The Kenyon Review Writing Workshop, and her story
"Lifeguards" was a finalist in The Mississippi Prize for Fiction in
2018. She is the founding editor of Bridge: The Bluffton University
Literary Journal, Assistant Nonfiction Editor for The Boiler.