Monday, January 18, 2010

Calendar Alert: Getting Poetry Published, Feb. 4

Yes, Kingdom Books is all about mysteries -- but we have a not-so-secret love for good poetry, too, that connects us with poets and their books and reading events. Every month, someone asks us how to break into print with poetry. So we're excited to pass along word of this lecture from established poet and publisher and coach April Ossmann:

April Ossmann: Q & A on Getting Your Poetry Published
Date: February 4, 2010
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Mayer Room, Howe Library, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

April Ossmann will discuss the nuts and bolts of getting poems published in literary journals, magazines, and e-zines, and of getting a book manuscript published. She will discuss submission do’s and don’ts, cover letters, contests, manuscript ordering, common reasons for rejection, and how to know when a poem or manuscript is publication-ready.

April Ossmann has over twelve years’ experience in book publishing. She was executive director of Alice James Books from 2000 – 2008, and left to launch a consulting business (, helping poets to get published. She edits book manuscripts for and offers publishing advice to poets hoping to find a publisher, and also teaches private tutorials, and poetry workshops at The Writer’s Center in White River Junction, Vermont using a nontraditional workshop method she developed intended to teach poets to revise their work more objectively (as an editor would). She has taught creative writing and literature courses at Lebanon College and at the University of Maine at Farmington.

She is the author of Anxious Music: Poems (Four Way Books, 2007), and has published poetry in numerous journals including Colorado Review and Harvard Review, and in anthologies including From the Fishouse, and is the recipient of several awards for her poetry, including the 2000 Prairie Schooner Readers' Choice Award.

The program is free and open to the public.

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