Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Are you a writer who needs a Push to Publish? Read on . . .

Fourth Annual Push to Publish Seminar:
Strategies to Get Your Work in Print and Online
at Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA
Saturday, October 16, 2010

Keynote speaker Paul Lisicky

Writers--young and old, experienced and novice--looking to get your work in print and online, here's a one-day workshop for you! You will
  • Speed date with the editors: Meet real editors and agents who will review your specific work.
  • Learn how to increase your chances of getting published.
  • Discuss new writing trends with professionals in the community.
  • Get great marketing and networking tips to break into the competitive world of publishing.
Offered as a premium event this year, Spend a Day With a Literary Agent Workshop is Friday, October 15, 11-4. Learn how to effectively pitch agents in this workshop. Space is limited, so reserve your ticket now.

Saturday, October 16 Schedule
9:00 Registration and Breakfast

10:00 Keynote Speaker: Paul Lisicky is the author of Lawnboy, Famous Builder, and the forthcoming books The Burning House (2011) and Unbuilt Projects (2012).

11:15 Speed Dating with the Editors: Spend 10 minutes with the editor or agent of your choice to get personalized critiques of your work!

1:15 Breakout Session I
  • A: Promote Your Work Without Spending a Fortune
  • B. Tapping into the Creative Nonfication Craze
  • C: Finding a Home for Your Short Story

2:30 Breakout Session II
  • A: Marketing: Selling Yourself
  • B: Fiction: Writing for Children and Young Adults
  • C: The Joys of Small Presses

3:45 Breakout Session III
  • A: Meet the Agents and Editors
  • B: How to Succeed in Submissions
  • C. Traditional, Self-publish, or ePublish? That is the 21st Century Question

Click HERE for more details about the program.
Click HERE to read the bios of all participating agents, editors, and panelists.

Fee: $75 (Students, Seniors $65) includes Breakfast, Lunch, and one Speed-date Pass. Additional Speed-date passes can be purchased for $5 each. (No more than 3 total recommended.) [50% off for Rosemont students, faculty, and alumni -- must provide valid proof of affiliation at registration]
Any questions, please email

Push to Publish is sponsored by Philadelphia Stories magazine, the nonprofit literary magazine and companion website that publishes literary fiction, poetry, essays, and art from the tri-state area and provides it to the general public free of charge. All proceeds from the workshop will go directly toward keeping the magazine in print, in color, and free.

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