You are working on a book and unsure of what to do next. This workshop will give you practical tips on how to put your best foot forward when pitching to a publisher. What should you emphasize? How do you make yourself stand out? Participants who have a project underway are encouraged to bring their pitch to the workshop where they will receive feedback.


Elaine McCluskey is the author of three books of short fiction and two novels. One of her stories was a Journey Prize finalist; another placed second in the Fish short story contest in Ireland. All of her books are set in the Maritimes and they have been described as darkly humorous. Elaine’s stories have been published in Canadian literary journals including The Dalhousie ReviewThe Antigonish ReviewRoomThe FiddleheadRiddle FenceQWERTYThe Puritan, and Other Voices. She has an MA from Western and is also a former non-fiction editor with Nimbus Publishing.

SORRY! This one is full. Please email or call 902-423-8116 to get on the waitlist. 

$49 for WFNS members

$79 for non-members

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia strives to offer an inclusive space where all feel welcome. To this end, we ask that participants not use racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, or other discriminatory language in WFNS workshops and professional development sessions. Participants who use such language may be asked to leave.

Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 1M1
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm