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Let Us Share This: Best practices on creating an anthology with Dustin Brookshire & Julie Bloemeke

January 14, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Let Me Say This: A Dolly Parton Poetry Anthology (Madville Publishing, 2023) co-editors Julie E. Bloemeke and Dustin Brookshire share their tips, tricks, and best practices on creating a thematic anthology. This discussion will cover the following topics: direct solicitation versus open submissions, submission process, sequencing the anthology, seeking a publisher, creating effective publicity, & identifying an audience. In the spirit of collaboration, registered participants will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance to ensure their questions are covered during the session. Please send questions up until ONE WEEK before the class to give Dustin & Julie time to prepare a response.

NB: This two-hour class will be taught on Zoom and capped at 20. Link will be sent to the email you use to register at the time of registration and again the day before the class. Please make sure to read our course policies page regarding workshop conduct and logistics before registering for any class at HVWC. Scholarship information will be available for this class on November 15 and applications are due on December 15, 2022.

Dustin Brookshire, a finalist for the 2021 Scotti Merrill Award, is the founder/editor of Limp Wrist and curator of the Wild & Precious Life Series, a Zoom based poetry reading series. He is the author of the chapbooks Love Most Of You Too (Harbor Editions, 2021) and To The One Who Raped Me (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012). Dustin’s work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and been published in Assaracus, Whiskey Island, Mollyhouse, The West Review, Oddball, Gulf Stream Magazine, Redheaded Stepchild, SubtleTea, Ocho, Oranges & Sardines, Ouroboros, Qarrtsiluni, Blue Fifth Review, and other publications. He has been anthologized in Divining Divas: 100 Gay Men on their Muses (Lethe Press, 2012) and The Queer South: LGBTQ Writes on the American South (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014). Visit him online at dustinbrookshire.com.

Julie E. Bloemeke (she/her/hers) is the 2021 Georgia Author of the Year Finalist for Poetry.  Her debut full-length collection Slide to Unlock (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2020) was also chosen as a 2021 Book All Georgians Should Read, one of only two poetry collections selected statewide for the honor.  Currently an associate editor for South Carolina Review, she also recently served as co-editor for the Dolly Parton tribute issue of Limp Wrist and was a finalist for the Telluride Institute’s 2020 Fischer PrizeHer poems, essays, and interviews have appeared in numerous publications including Writer’s ChroniclePrairie Schooner, Cortland Review, Gulf Coast, EcoTheo Review, South Dakota Review, and others. A 2021 fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, she teaches online workshops and is a freelance writer, editor, and guest lecturer.  To learn more: https://www.jebloemeke.com


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Anthology class: Dustin & Julie zoom
$ 124.00
17 available


January 14, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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