Occurs on Thursday November 28 2019

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Workman Arts Theatre
651 Dufferin Street
Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Published author Emily Gillespie walks you through the steps for publication. Part 1 includes getting your work ready for publication, learning about traditional publishing opportunities and finding the right fit for your work. We also discuss creating bios, CVs, query letters and creating a publishing package. During the two weeks between the presentations you’ll have the chance to start organizing your writing and doing research about where you want to publish, and working on your publishing package, you may even submit your work! Part 2 of the series will be a follow up opportunity to ask any questions that folks had during the first section, and brainstorm about any obstacles people may experience as they submit their work. We will also discuss self-publishing.

Instructor: Emily Gillespie

Emily has a BA in English and an MA in Critical Disability Studies from York University. Dancing with Ghosts (Leaping Lion Books, 2017) is her first novel. In 2018, she won a contest for her short-story “D is for Despair,” sponsored by the Ontario Book Publishers Organization. Her poetry was recently featured in the Inkwell Anthology, I Am a Lake. “No Room at the Inn,” a short story adapted from her second novel will be included as part of the Nothing without Us, anthology by Renaissance Press fall 2019. She is currently drafting her second novel, teaching creative writing, and experimenting with zines as well as performance art.

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