Check out my latest pieces on the publishing industry, now up on DIY MFA! "Why You Should Give an Indie Press a Chance" tells of the advantages of publishing with small, passionate presses (such as Three Room Press!) and "Ten Do's and Don'ts of Query Letters" will help you write the best, most persuasive query letter to keep your prospective editor reading. Happy reading!
This Tuesday, I returned to Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to discuss the career paths available to undergrad English majors as part of an alumni panel. The panel featured six alumni pursuing a variety of careers--from library sciences to marketing--and of course, I spoke about breaking into the publishing industry and freelancing. We discussed first jobs, networking, maintaining confidence, and how to keep creative after college (a subject very dear to my heart). I also talked about launching an open mic series, building communities, and forming writing groups.
The event was a great success, with a record number of attendees, and I met some wonderful students eager to start their publishing careers. If anyone knows of any opportunities I can recommend to them, I hope you'll leave a comment!