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AWP Conference Panel, Los Angeles, CA (with Brittany Cavallaro, Richie Hofmann, Nancy Reddy, & Casey Thayer)

  • Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 South Figueroa Street, Room 503 Los Angeles, CA, 90015 United States (map)

Demystifying the Market: Multiple Paths to the First Book

In a dizzying poetry marketplace, how do writers determine where to submit? Authors of books from Copper Canyon, Milkweed, Alice James, the Akron Series of Poetry, and the University New Mexico will discuss the three main avenues open to first-book poets: contests, open reading periods, and solicitation from presses. Drawing on a range of personal experience, they will talk candidly about the merits of each option, offering advice on manuscript submission, the revision process, and promotion.

Room 503, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level