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Wednesday, May 4 – Friday, May 6 / by appointment only. Get Feedback from a Pro Literary agent Allison Devereux will read a sample of your work, then meet with you for a one – on -one, 15-minute consultation. SPACE IS LIMITED. By appointment only. Via e-mail, forward a 10-page sample of your manuscript (preferably the first 10 pages) as a Microsoft Word attachment to Nicole Swift This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In order to give your consultant time to review your work, submissions must be received NO LATER THAN 5 p.m. on April 22.
Wednesday, May 4 - Thursday, May 5, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. 2-Day Publishing Seminar.  It is the greatest time in history to be a writer. The barrier to publishing has been torn down and now anyone can get published. But to get published successfully is a whole other matter. Eckstut and Sterry take you through the entire publishing process. This step- by -step, soups- to -nuts workshop will remove the smoke and mirrors from the murky world of publishing and give writers a compass and map to a successfully published book.
Friday, May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 1-Day Publishing Seminar.  A great pitch is one of the most powerful and underestimated tools any writer can have in his/her quest to be published successfully. From landing an agent and a book deal, to self-publishing well, to getting traction online, to attracting media, to convincing booksellers that they must carry your book, to letting readers know why they should buy your book, the perfect pitch is the goose that will lay your golden publishing egg. Find out how to craft and dynamite pitch. And be sure to bring your pitch with you, even if it’s far from perfect!
The third box set of chapbooks from the African Poetry Book Fund is simply titled New-Generation African Poets: Tatu (Akashic Books). As editor Kwame Dawes (Duppy Conqueror) admits, "Perhaps it was subconscious doubt that led us to name the first box set in a manner that did not suggest a series." Following the initial Seven New-Generation African Poets, and subsequent Eight New-Generation African Poets, Tatu(a Swahili word for three) confirms "our faith and confidence that this is truly a series," because there is quite certainly nothing to doubt about the quality of poems collected here.
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sports, has partnered with the National Health Fund, Nestle Jamaica and the National Road Safety Council for the 2016 Jamaica Creative Writing Competition & Exhibition in an effort to promote special topics that writers can consider when submitting their entries.
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