Getting Published in Lit Mags
About this event
Canada has a great selection of literary magazines and journals. What can you do to increase your chances of getting published in their pages? Join Jessica Johns (Managing Editor, Room) and Greg Santos (Editor in Chief, carte blanche) for insider tips on lit mag submissions, selection processes, publication steps, and more. Plus, this session will include a quickfire First Page Challenge — a behind-the-scenes look at submission selection as Jessica and Greg offer on-the-spot feedback based on the first pages of anonymous submissions. Hosted by writer and translator Sally Ito, this webinar runs 60 minutes and includes a Q&A period.
Click here to submit the first page of your fiction, nonfiction, or poetry submission. (deadline: June 3, 2021).
TWUC members who are unable to attend will have access to a recording of the webinar for a limited time.
This webinar will be hosted on Zoom. Once you have registered with an Eventbrite ticket, you will receive a confirmation email from The Writers’ Union of Canada with instructions and your link to join the Zoom webinar on June 8.
The Spring/Summer 2021 webinar series is presented with support from the Access Copyright Foundation.
Jessica Johns is a nehiyaw aunty with English-Irish ancestry and is a member of Sucker Creek First Nation in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta. She is the Managing Editor for Room magazine and a co-organizer of the Indigenous Brilliance reading series. Her debut poetry chapbook How Not to Spill co-won the 2019 BP Nichol Chapbook Award and her short story, “Bad Cree,” won the 2020 Writers’ Trust Journey Prize. Her novel BAD CREE will be released in January 2023 with HarperCollins.
Greg Santos is a poet, editor, and educator. He is the author of Blackbirds (2018), Rabbit Punch! (2014), and The Emperor’s Sofa (2019). His newest poetry book is Ghost Face (2020). He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The New School. He regularly works with at-risk communities and teaches at the Thomas More Institute. He is the Editor in Chief of the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s online magazine, carte blanche. Greg lives in Montreal with his family. Visit the author’s website: gregsantos.me. (Photo credit: Mollye Miller)
Sally Ito is a Japanese Canadian writer, translator, and teacher of creative writing who lives in Winnipeg. She has published three books of poetry, a collection of short stories, and was a co-translator for a book of Japanese children’s poetry about Japanese poet Misuzu Kaneko. Her latest book is her memoir, The Emperor’s Orphans, published by Turnstone in 2018.