Your Path to Publication

Three Webinars on Demand with Lyndsey Ellis

The Art of Networking for Writers in the Age of COVID-19
and Beyond

The coronavirus pandemic has axed the joy of attending and participating in traditional readings, bookstore hangouts, and writers’ retreats. Fortunately, technology continues to revolutionize interaction between poets, writers and booklovers. From newsletters and social media engagement to online readings and podcasts, Lyndsey Ellis offers tips on navigating current best practices for community engagement.

In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn a variety of ways to celebrate and promote your craft while exchanging ideas and honoring the work of fellow writers and creatives.

From Page to Publication: Submitting your work to magazines
and journals

Writing takes time, care and concentration. Still, completing something you’ve worked hard on is only half the battle. After workshops, peer reviews and/or self-edits, it’s time to send that blog/review/story/essay/article out into the world! Get the scoop on how, where, and when to submit your work for publication. In this 90-minute webinar, you will gain access to invaluable resources and learn useful techniques that will help you prepare your final draft to send to literary journals and magazines.

A Guide to the Cover Design Process for Your Book
Featuring Cover Artist Jade Burel

Words matter. But, so do visuals. To build interest in your upcoming book, you need a book cover that speaks volumes and stands on its own against competing publications.

In this 90-minute webinar with Lyndsey Ellis and Jade Burel you will learn the ins and outs of the cover design process — from brainstorming images to finding the right visual artist — and transform your book from a hit-or-miss into an immediate attention-grabber.

St. Louis-born and Bay Area trained, LYNDSEY ELLIS, is a fiction writer, essayist, and editor who is passionate about Black intergenerational relationships and resiliency in the Midwest.

She was the recipient of the San Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Jackson Literary Award in 2016 and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund in 2018 for the completion of her novel, BONE BROTH, forthcoming from Hidden Timber Books June 1, 2021.

JADE BUREL has always had a creative eye, even as a kid. She was the little black girl who was very shy/quiet and nerdy, who kept to herself and always did what she was told. The full good girl archetype. Books and drawing were her safe haven.

She is influenced by spirituality, love, kindness. She is passionate about bringing awareness to womanism and is inspired by black activism and black culture/black beauty/black history/black people. Her art is a reflection of what’s happening in the world, a reflection of change, making beautiful visuals that beautifully affect herself and the audience in a positive way.

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