Sunday, March 11, 2012

OPA National Poetry Month Publishing Workshop April 26th


Publishing Workshop
with M. Scott Douglass, Publisher
Main Street Rag

If you’ve ever wanted to publish a book or chapbook of poetry but felt completely overwhelmed by the thought of doing so, then the OPA has a must-attend event for you. To celebrate National Poetry Month this year, OPA members are invited to attend a publishing workshop where they can get great ideas and advice to help them compile a manuscript.

We will welcome M. Scott Douglass, Publisher and Managing Editor of Main Street Rag Publishing Company. The company has been publishing a print magazine, Main Street Rag, which features poetry, short fiction, photography and graphic images, essays, commentary; and it publishes poetry collections through an annual chapbook contest as well as The Main Street Rag Poetry Award for full-length collections.

The publishing workshop will focus on:
·    Strengthening poems for submission.
·    How to compile a manuscript.
·    Process of publishing.
·    Artwork (e.g., cover, interior).
·    Royalties, payment, etc.

Learn more about Main Street Rag Publishing Company, its submission guidelines, current books for sale, contest details and more on its website: www.mainstreetrag.com

Publishing Workshop Details

WHERE: Bexley Public Library
        2411 E. Main Street
        Columbus, OH 43209
        www.bexlib.org

WHEN: Thursday, April 26
        6:30–8:30 P.M.

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