The Publishing School for Writers? What's That All About?

You just want to write, why learn anything about the publishing world? Because publishing is a business, and in order to succeed as a writer in this business, you need to know more about how agents and editors and publishers think. How they choose what they choose when they decide to publish. How they come up with ideas for books to commission. How they can spot an amateur. How you can get the publishing world to come to you. Any of that sound useful? Then grab a chair and learn from Jennifer Basye Sander, former senior editor at Random House, co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published, and the NYT bestselling author of more than 50 books herself. Jennifer also drafts her friends from the publishing world to come and teach sometimes, you never know who might show up...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Find The Money to Fund Your Writing!

The Publishing School for Writers Presents

Funding Your Dream: Resources for Writers

Whatever your genre:fiction, non-fiction, scriptwriting, or poetry, you’ll discover how to find grants, residencies, contests, competitions, fellowships, crowd-source funding, and cash awards to help underwrite your writing career. Even publishing grants, if you want to self-publish a book or graphic novel.

You’ll write a 20-second pitch, brainstorm alternative funding sources specific to your writing project; get guidance on how find a fiscal agent for government agencies, corporate foundations, and associations; and gain insight on ways to market yourself and your ideas.

Maryellen Burns has raised more than 15 million dollars for museums, libraries, universities, art organizations, literary festivals, documentaries, and individuals. Participants in last spring’s Funding Your Dream raised over $18,000, in less than 90 days.

November 5th, 10-12, $40. Limited to 20 participants. Includes coffee and homemade bread to keep you alert. Granite Bay location
To enroll, email or call 916-847-9090.