Write On, Door County has launched a new, two-day conference to help aspiring writers get their work into print. Award-winning authors, editors, publishers and agents will be among the many presenters at the Writing on the Door: Paths to Publication Conference, April 12-13.
“Writing is hard, but getting published is even harder,” said Write On, Door County Executive Director Jerod Santek. “Most of the questions I am asked by aspiring writers is how they can get their work out into the world. These two days will focus on the options, from freelance writing to self-publishing, to finding an agent to going with a traditional publisher, plus marketing and more.”
Friday’s schedule gives writers of all genres insights into the business of writing through a variety of workshops. There are workshops on organizing a poetry manuscript by Door County Poets Laureate Sharon Auberle and Ralph Murre; breaking into the children’s market with middle-grade novelist Lora Hyler; the writer’s journey with award-winning mystery writer Patricia Skalka; and nonfiction storytelling with editor Jason Smith.
Saturday offers a range of presentations on how to find an agent, insight into the publishing world, and panel discussions with editors and authors. Chris Fischbach, publisher at Coffee House Press; and Katie Dublinski, associate publisher at Graywolf Press, will be among the presenters.
Though intended primarily for adults, the conference is appropriate for teens who are considering a career as a writer.
Registration for the full conference is $140, and one-day registrations are available for $80. A limited number of scholarships are available to Door County high school students and educators. Call 920.868.1457 to inquire about scholarships. For more information and to register, visit writeondoorcounty.org.