Panel Discussion with Karen Skolfield, Amy Dryansky, Susan Kan, Sarah Sousa, and Michelle Valois.
This event will be of special interest to writers submitting a manuscript or about to publish a first book. We’ll discuss the happy but often bewildering aftermath of acceptance: book design, publicity, the vulnerability of being newly published, post-publication contests, second and beyond books, and the importance of continuing to write after a manuscript has been assembled or even published. We’ll also talk about pre-publication editing, researching presses and contests, realistic publishing expectations, and dealing with a difficult publisher. Panelists include a publisher/editor and poets in various stages of their careers. Discussion will be audience driven – bring your questions!