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Now What?, a publishing workshop for writers

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 10:30am

with Jennifer Freed will take place on Saturday, October 4th from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Booklovers' Gourmet, 55 East Main Street in Webster. Cost is $29 per person payable upon registration. Call 508-949-6232 or email [email protected] to pre-register.
So, you’ve finished your manuscript, but how do you go about the process of getting it into print? The first part of this 90-minute workshop will cover the general submission process, including query letters, cover-letters, the "slush pile," formatting your manuscript for submission, and more. The second part will review common mistakes in submissions, and how to be sure your manuscript is as good as it can be. This talk will focus on traditional publishing, not self-publishing, with time for Q and A. Be sure to come prepared to take notes!

Jennifer Freed, a teacher and writer living in Holden, MA, has poems published or forthcoming in various literary journals (including The Atlanta Review, Poetry East, The Worcester Review, The Common Ground Review), as well as in The Christian Science Monitor, the anthology The Cancer Poetry Project 2, and the medical journals JAMA and Chest. Her poetry chapbook manuscript, These Hands Still Holding, was a finalist in the 2013 New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition, and was published by Finishing Line Press this past April. Less recently, her non-fiction describing her experiences as an English language teacher in Sichuan, China, was published in The Yale-China Review, and, in Chinese translation, in Cultural Meetings: American Writers, Scholars, and Artists in China (Guangxi Normal University Press). Her articles about life in the Czech Republic shortly after the fall of the communist government appeared in the travel section of The Boston Globe.   
Ms. Freed has been a featured reader at Worcester poetry venues such as Street Beat and the Fourth Saturday Poetry Series at Barnes and Noble, and has many years of classroom teaching experience, both in Adult Education and with elementary school kids. You can read her work and learn more about her at