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Fri, Nov 05


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Publishing Series - November

Demystifying the Publishing Industry One Author at a Time: This month our guest is award-winning memoir writer, Sandra A. Miller. TOPIC: The benefits and challenges of getting published by a small press

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Publishing Series - November
Publishing Series - November

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Nov 05, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

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About the event

Join us for our FREE MONTHLY PUBlLISHING SERIES! I am so excited that award-winner memoir writer Sandra A. Miller will be joining us in November! 


You've worked painstakingly hard on your book, and now it's time to think about putting it out into the world. One route to publication is seeking to find it a home with a small press. This workshop will unveil the mystery of what it is like to get published by a small press. Luckily, our featured author this month is a seasoned adventurer and treasure - hunter who will help us explore the benefits and challenges of small press publication.


Sandra A. Miller is the author of the multi-award-winning memoir, Trove: A Woman's Search for Truth and Buried Treasure (Brown Paper Press, 2019). Her essays, articles, and fiction have appeared in over one hundred publications including Modern Bride, Glamour, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe Magazine, for which she is a regular correspondent. One of her essays was turned into a short film called "Wait," directed by Trudie Styler and starring Kerry Washington. She teaches writing at the University of Massachusetts.

To check out the author and purchase her book before we meet go to Sandra's Website: 


Demystifying the Publishing Industry One Author at a Time

This series was created to support writers who want to put their words out into the world. It was created to show that there is no one “right way” to get published - there are many paths to publication and this series will give you courage, inspiration and information so you can make your own decision about which path you want to explore and which is “right” for YOU.


This series is for you if:

  • You want to get published but don’t know anything about the publishing industry
  • You know about publishing a little bit but are unsure about which route to take
  • You have a complete or almost complete project and are thinking about next steps
  • You are overwhelmed by the process of getting published
  • You are ready to submit your work but don’t know where to start
  • You are interested in making an informed decision and have agency about the way your words get put out into the world
  • You want to be part of a community of writers
  • You want to learn more about the publishing industry even if you don’t have a finished or even started project - but you have a dream of getting published
  • You want to hear about the writing process of published authors
  • You want to radically approve of your own writing process


  • To ask direct questions to published authors in the Q & A
  • To get close-up, personal access to award-winning, published authors
  • To gain information so you can decide which path to publishing you want to pursue or explore more
  • To learn about important writing/publishing related topics
  • To find out more about the pros and cons of publishing your book using one of the 4 most common book publishing routes: self publishing, hybrid publishing, small press publishing and larger, well-known press publication
  • Confidence that you, too, can get published
  • Information about having an agent versus not having an agent
  • Tools and important skills to prepare your writing for publication


  • Confident that there IS a place in the world for your words
  • Confident that your dream of getting published will be realized
  • Informed - you will feel more confident and able to make a decision about how you want to get published and clear about which next steps to take
  • Supported by a community of authors
  • Inspired to complete your writing projects so you can share your stories with the world!


  • This series was created to build confidence in writers by demystifying the publishing industry so more writers can bridge the gap between writing their stories and getting them out into the world!
  • Each workshop was designed to build upon the previous one, and though you will get a LOT from the individual workshops, you will get the MOST from participating in ALL of them! By the end of this series you will have so many tools and so much knowledge and confidence that you may even begin submitting your work before the series is over!
  • Through the course of this entire series, you will journey from a place of uncertainty, lack of confident or overwhelm, from not knowing where to turn for clarity and guidance, to a place of confidence, informed decision-making and a sense of being part of the larger community of writers

THE FORMAT Join us for a Zoom at Noon (EST) one Friday of each month, when a different published or up-and-coming author with a freshly signed book contract will join us to talk about:

     •  Their own writing process

     •  Their personal path to publication

     •  A learning module related to writing and publishing

     •  Q & A with author

Have your questions ready - We look forward to seeing you there!


  • November Workshop

    This workshop is FREE!

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