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The Long Game of Short Work: Getting Your Writing Published (ages 12-18) (By RSVP)

15 February 2019 @ 19 h 00 min - 21 h 00 min

ages 12-18


Get your short prose ready for submission, and find out how to get your work published!



Overnight success is a myth. The road to a published novel or memoir often begins with the publication of short prose. Not only to capture an agent’s attention and assemble a body of work, but also to practice and benefit from feedback. We’ll talk about literary magazines and the submission process, dealing with rejection, promoting your work online, and finding your place in the writers’ community.

Claire Polders grew up in the Netherlands and currently lives in Paris. She’s the author of four novels in Dutch and co-author of one novel for younger readers (“A Whale in Paris,” Atheneum/Simon&Schuster, 2018). Her short prose appeared in over fifty literary magazines such as Electric Literature, Tin House online, TriQuarterly, Denver Quarterly, Green Mountains Review, Fiction International, and Mid-American Review. Some of her work can be read online at www.clairepolders.com. She welcomes all readers and writers to connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.



Advance registration is required for Teen Nights (sign-up HERE), and each teen attending must bring a signed permission slip (available HERE). Send an email to Celeste, our children’s and teens’ services manager, with questions. Participation in teen events is free for Library members and 10€ for non-members.



15 February 2019
19 h 00 min - 21 h 00 min
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