In this workshop, we’ll talk through the submission process and the world of publishing poetry. We’ll cover submissions of individual poems and book-length manuscripts. We’ll review lists of helpful tips, look at ways to track and manage your submissions, and even talk about how to deal with rejection. There will be a lot of time for questions and discussion. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be armed with tools to identify journals and publishers that are a good fit for your work, the know-how to create a personalized submission strategy, and a new confidence in sending your work out for publication.
Juliet Patterson is the author of Threnody and The Truant Lover (Nightboat Books). Her poems and essays have appeared widely in numerous magazines. Her recent awards include the Arts & Letters Susan Atefat Prize in Nonfiction, the Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize, and a Jerome Foundation fellowship. Two long sequences—one poetry and one prose—are available as chapbooks, Epilogue (Spout Press) and Dirge (Albion Books). Her most recent writing project, a memoir in progress entitled Sinkhole, has been supported through a Minnesota State Arts Board grant and a Minnesota Emerging Writers grant. She lives in Minneapolis on the west bank of the Mississippi near the Great River Road.