POC Publishing Bootcamp: Fiction and Online Magazines @ Asian American Writers' Workshop, New York [14 July]

POC Publishing Bootcamp: Fiction and Online Magazines

12:30 - 16:30

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Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W 27th St Ste 600, New York, New York 10001
Do you scour Twitter looking for editors to pitch to? Do you have an idea for a manuscript but aren’t sure how to connect with an agent? If you want to hear agents and editors of color tell you how to get your work published—and book one-on-one time with an industry professional to talk about your writing goals, join us for an afternoon intensive designed to bring emerging POC writers in the same room with the agents and editors of color who want to cultivate your career. We’re capping attendance at 50 writers, so apply now!


This summer, AAWW launches our first POC Publishing Seminar: an intensive dedicated to guiding emerging writers of color through the publishing process. You’ll hear from a panel of literary agents about how to get an agent: Alia Hanna Habib (Gernet), Serene Hakim (Ayeshe Pande Literary), Rachel Kim (3Arts), Rebecca Nagel (The Wylie Agency), and Quressa Robinson (Nelson Literary). A panel of online editors—including Harpers’ Hasan Altaf, Catapult’s Megha Majumdar, The Nation’s Bijan Stephen and The New York Times Magazine’s Jeannie Choi—will talk about how you can get your work published. In between panels, you’ll get to spend a ten minute breakout session to meet with a panelist to discuss your writing career goals.

As a writer of color, you know that finding mentors and a writing community familiar with your world is invaluable, but the publishing world can be notoriously hard to break into. Designed by veteran literary agents, the POC Publishing Bootcamp will demystify the publishing industry for emerging writers of color of all ages and genres, and connect you with industry gatekeepers.

You’ll leave with:
-A ten-minute one-on-one consultation with an assigned agent or editor from one of the two panels;

-An understanding of what literary agents do and how to find one that will most effectively bring your vision to the marketplace—directly from top agents at 3Arts, Ayesha Pande Literary, Gernet, Nelson Literary, and Wylie;

-Best practices for pitching to online editors at outlets like The New York Times, The Nation, Catapult and Harpers’—and advice on how to maintain relationships with them;

-Exclusive feedback on how agents and editors use Twitter to find writers and story ideas—and how you can use social media to your advantage;

-AAWW membership, which gives you a discount on our writing workshops and books at our literary events

12:30-1pm: Registration
1-2:10pm: Agent Panel
2:20-3:20pm: 10-minute consultations. Your agent or editor will have read a Google Form with your name, information, and publication history, so you’ll be ready to jump into important business.
3:30-4:30pm: Editor Panel

-General Admission $75.00
-Three full scholarships are available for writers of color. Apply by July 7 here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CqnT16G_UrykZCOFgpZKpdD2V7btbJhq6fQs6sLK3wo/edit?usp=sharing

*The space is wheelchair accessible. No stairs. Direct elevator from ground floor to 6th floor.
*We strongly encourage all participants of the space/event to be scent-free.
If you all have any other specific questions about accessibility, please email Tiffany Le at [email protected] with any questions on reserving priority seating.

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