Essentials of Publishing
Who: Emmett Stinson & guest speakers
When: Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June, 10am–4pm
Cost: Full price: $350; Member: $250; Conc Member: $210
What do you need to know about publishing a book and when do you need to know it? What do agents, publishers, editors, marketers and designers bring to the process? And how has the traditional model of publishing been affected by the growth of digital books and publishing start-ups? In this two day course you will meet publishing experts and veterans – and get a sense of what it takes to get your manuscript from the bottom of your desk drawer to a reader’s bedside table.
Pen and paper
About the tutor
Emmett Stinson is a writer, critic and teacher, and has worked in the publishing industry in both the US and Australia since 1998. He was a co-founder and former president of the Small Press Network, Australia’s only advocacy body for small and independent publishers. He has won The Age Short Story Award, a Lanan Poetry Fellowship, the ArtsSA Creative Writing Award, and the Wagner Medal for Fiction; his collection of short stories, Known Unknowns, was shortlisted for the Steele Rudd Award in the Queensland Literary Awards. From 2010-14, he was a lecturer in Publishing at the University of Melbourne. Currently, he works as a Lecturer in English at the University of Newcastle.