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Poets and editors James Allen Hall and Lindsay Lusby will walk you through the process of getting poetry published in literary magazines and journals.
As practiced writers, they will share advice for how to navigate this sometimes mysterious journey—from discovering the publications that fit your writing style to sending poems out to editors to seeing your work finally in print.
As editors and publishers, they will describe the general dos and don’ts for writers seeking to publish—what they look for in poetry submissions when sifting through the slush pile, and also what they don’t.
Bring your burning poetry publishing questions to this interactive discussion! Writers of all levels and focuses are welcome at this FREE workshop.
Lindsay Lusby is the author of the poetry collection Catechesis: a postpastoral (The University of Utah Press, forthcoming 2019), winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, judged by Kimiko Hahn. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Blackbird Whitetail Redhand (Porkbelly Press, 2018) and Imago (dancing girl press, 2014), and the winner of the 2015 Fairy Tale Review Poetry Contest. Her poems have appeared most recently in Passages North, The Account, North Dakota Quarterly, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Fairy Tale Review, and elsewhere. Her visual poems have appeared in Dream Pop Press and Duende. She is the Assistant Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College, where she serves as assistant editor for the Literary House Press and managing editor for Cherry Tree.
Dr. James Allen Hall's first book of poems, Now You're the Enemy, published as a winner in the 2008 University of Arkansas Poetry Series, won awards from the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Fellowship of Southern Writers. His collection of personal lyric essays, I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well, was published in 2017 by Cleveland State University Poetry Center Press after winning their Essay Collection Award, selected by Chris Krauss.
Dr. Hall is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation of the Arts, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Recent poems have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies such as Best American Poetry 2012, New England Review, A Public Space, the Academy of American Poets' Poem-A-Day, and elsewhere. Recent lyric essays have appeared in Bennington Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Cutbank, Copper Nickel, and the anthology The Poem's Country (Pleiades Press). He currently serves as editor in chief and poetry editor for Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal at Washington College, which has received two Best American Poetry selections. He directs the Rose O'Neill Literary House and teaches creative writing and literature at Washington College.
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