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Publishing Panel and Q&A

Online via Zoom

Do you have burning questions about publishing you’d like answered by pros? Would you like to learn more about the current state of the publishing industry, mistakes to avoid when submitting your work, the difference between traditional and independent publishers, and what author success can look like today?

Arts Escape is hosting a panel featuring literary agent Barbara Clark; traditionally published author Alena Dillon; and Woodhall Press executive editor Chris Madden.

Attendees will hear from each of the panelists about their slice of the publishing pie and what it takes to succeed in today’s environment. A Q&A session will follow the presentations, so bring those burning questions.

Barbara Clark is a longtime veteran of the book publishing industry. In addition to running her own one-woman literary agency, Barbara has been a book packager, book doctor, Mediabistro instructor, and self-publishing consultant. As an independent contractor, she currently works for a “Big Five” imprint as an expert-level copyeditor and fact-checker. Find out more at www.barbaraclarkagency.com.

Alena Dillon is the author of Mercy House, which has been optioned as a television series produced by Amy Schumer; The Happiest Girl in the World, a Good Morning America pick; My Body Is A Big Fat Temple, a memoir of pregnancy and early parenting; and Eyes Turned Skyward, a novel forthcoming in Fall 2022. Her work has appeared in publications including The Daily BeastLitHubRiver Teeth, Slice MagazineThe Rumpus, and Bustle.  Visit her website at www.alenadillon.com.

Chris Madden is a founding partner of Woodhall Press, an independent publisher based in Norwalk, Connecticut, where he serves as executive editor. He has edited numerous books including some of the press’s award-winning titles. His creative work has appeared in Silver Birch Press, Temenos, SPRY Lit, Ball, and Airways Magazine, and he is the author/editor (as Penny Farthing) of Alice’s Adventures in #Wonderland — a gentle update of the Lewis Carroll classic for the digital age. He teaches at Fairfield University. Find out more at www.woodhallpress.com

The fee for the event is $20.

The Zoom link will be sent out on Friday evening, April 1, 2022. Please register by 6:00 p.m. that day to receive the link.

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