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All levels. This daylong intensive seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of the publishing business and opportunities for writers of memoir, adult fiction, and young adult.
In addition to hearing from the three instructors about their experiences finding literary agents and publishing with large and small presses, the class will feature four guests:
The instructors will also provide resources on grants, fellowships, and residencies (a list of dozens of each). There will also be information on submitting to magazines, building a platform, and more.
Hugo House will provide free pizza to students during a one-hour lunch break.
This course takes place at Seattle University, Pigott 103.
Note: Publishing Intensive II will take place in May 2017 and will be directed at writers who are nearly finished with a manuscript and are focused on immediate next steps. Publishing Intensive I and II can be taken on their own or paired.
If you are registered for a Yearlong in Prose, Memoir, or Young Adult Fiction this class is included, and you do not need to register.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Class Type: 1 SessionFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction, Prose, Publishing, The Writing Life
Start Date: 11/20/2016
Days of the Week: Sunday
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm PST
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 100
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$210.00 General Price:
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Karen Finneyfrock is the author of two young adult novels: The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door and Starbird Murphy and the World Outside, both published by Viking Children’s Books. She is a former Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House.
Peter Mountford is the author of the award-winning novels A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism, and The Dismal Science. His work has appeared dozens of major magazines and newspapers. He teaches at Sierra Nevada College’s MFA program.
Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of Writing Is My Drink (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over (Crown, 2008). Nestor has taught the memoir certificate course for the University of Washington’s Professional & Continuing Ed program since 2006.