As an emerging writer, submitting your work for publication can be a daunting task. Are you submitting “undercooked” writing too early, or perhaps intimidated by the thought of ever sharing your writing at all? Does the dreaded ‘R’ word (r*jection!) put you off?
You are not alone. Even previously published writers struggle with submitting their work. But demystifying the process can make it way less intimidating, especially when you are just starting out.
In this talk and Q&A, Domenica Martinello will provide you with tools, best practices, and resources along with a few personal anecdotes about publishing that she wishes she would have heard as a creative writing student at Dawson College.
FYI: This is a warm, judgement-free space. Bring your voice, your questions, and your own special sauce.
Some of what will be covered:
- Literary journals 101: how to find the best home for your writing
- Setting up your Submittable account
- Writing different types of bios and cover letters
- Common courtesies when submitting work (do’s and don’ts!)
- Making rejections suck less
Zoom Link: https://dawsoncollege.zoom.us/j/98360049919
Photo credit: Gino Visconti
Domenica Martinello is a writer with a day job from Montreal, QC and the author of “All Day I Dream About Sirens” (Coach House Books, 2019). She is currently an assistant editor at Metatron Press, an independent, Montreal-based publisher that specializes in contemporary books by debut authors. She has previously edited poetry for The Puritan Magazine, Soliloquies Anthology, and vetted submissions for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2020.
Domenica has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the first time she ever lived somewhere without a metro or subway. Recent poems have been published in The Walrus, Room Magazine, Maisonneuve Magazine, The Columbia Review, and featured in Best Canadian Poetry 2019 (Biblioasis).
Recent rejections not included.