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Tampa Bay Publishing Conference

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Tampa Bay Publishing Conference

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Wordier Than Thou presents its first annual Tampa Bay Publishing Conference.

When: Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 to 6 p.m.

Where:  330 5th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL, 33701

Cost: $60 if you register before July 1

$75 if you register between July 1 and Oct. 6

$99 day of the conference

We’re bringing in professionals and published authors to speak about their experiences in the publishing industry and to offer their knowledge to writers of all experiences.

Topics to be discussed include:

·         Myths of the publishing industry

·         Forging relationships with local booksellers, media and literary organizations

·         Tips for social media and marketing

·         How to create your personal literary social network

·         Finding an agent or editor

·         Pros and cons of MFA programs

·         Information for filing taxes and other accounting purposes

We will also feature a Publishing Salon, where indie presses, literary journals and others who can publish your work will discuss who they are, what they’re looking for and answer YOUR questions.

There will also be readings and signings by participating speakers throughout the day.

Keynote speakers to be announced.

Author/editor/agent Lorin Oberweger will offer two exclusive workshops:

·         Creating An Engaging Query Letter

·         Creating An Engaging First Page

Each class is limited to 12. Attendees MUST submit their first page or query letter anonymously, and it will be discussed in the hour-and-a-half long class.

Cost for these workshops is separate from the conference entry.

Cost is $45 to attend one workshop and $75 to attend both.

There will be a lunch networking event including Table Topics available for $15. Food will be provided by Community Café. More info to come.

Email WordierThanThou@gmail.com for information about sponsorship opportunities.

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