So You Want to Be Published - A Professional Development Session with David Huebert and Sarah Sawler (Online, April 23) 

Working on an essay, poem, short story, novel, or magazine article but not sure how to get it published when you're done? Hesitating to share your ideas because you think the process is more complicated than you're ready for? Then this professional development session is for you. Learn from David Huebert and Sarah Sawler as they share everything they know about the publishing process - from literary journal and magazine publication to agent queries and book manuscript submissions.

Sarah and David will talk transparently about the entire process, sharing practical, usable advice on a wide range of topics including (but not limited to):

- the evolution of a published book from idea to final product
- writing an effective query letter
- finding the right market for your work
- working effectively with editors and agents
- building your brand as a writer
- meeting tough deadlines
- logging submissions
- the realities of the publishing scene in Canada

As a participants, you're encouraged to submit any questions you have in advance, so Sarah and David can answer as many specific questions as they can and tailor the presentation to the interests of the various regions. The first 60 minutes will feature presentations by David and Sarah about the writing and publishing process; the rest of the session will be a Q&A.


Sarah Sawler is the bestselling author of three books, including the Moonbeam Award-winning Be Prepared: The Frankie MacDonald Guide to Life, the Weather, and Everything (also nominated for the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading Awards and the Hackmatack Award) and 100 Things You Don't Know About Atlantic Canada – For Kids (currently nominated for a Hackmatack Award).

David Huebert’s work has won the CBC Short Story Prize, The Walrus Poetry Prize, and was a National Magazine Award nominee (fiction) in 2018 and 2019. David’s fiction debut, Peninsula Sinking, won a Dartmouth Book Award, was shortlisted for the Alistair MacLeod Short Fiction Prize, and was runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. His second book of poems, Humanimus, will be published in fall 2020.  

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Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm