An overview for identifying directories of vetted opportunities for publication (agents, publishers, contests, and journals) with an emphasis on pathways into small presses and regional presses. From traditional models to self-publishing to hybrid, myriad opportunities for publication now exist for writers, but finding legitimate paths to publication can be a challenge for many burgeoning writers.
Conroy Center executive director and former USC Press director Jonathan Haupt will offer an overview for identifying directories of vetted opportunities for publication–agents, publishers, contests, and journals–with an emphasis on pathways into small presses and regional presses. This session will also include a brief discussion (both instructive and cautionary) of how Pat Conroy’s first two books, The Boo and The Water Is Wide, came to be published.
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About our Presenter
Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center, the founding director of the annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival, and the former director of the University of South Carolina Press. With novelist and artist Nicole Seitz, he is co-editor of the anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy (University of Georgia Press, 2018), and is the author of numerous magazine articles, book reviews, and author interviews.