Every author you’ve read submitted their work to a publisher at least once! (Yes, even Emily Dickinson!) Are you curious about submitting your writing to journals and contests? Alumn Olivia Vande Woude and Crossroads staff Marie Ungar share their experiences and thoughts on publishing their work while in high school. When do you know your writing is ready to submit? How do you know where to submit your work? What is the submission process like? (What do you do while you’re waiting to hear back?) What does it mean if your writing isn’t accepted? What does it mean if it is? Submitting your writing can be a fun experience, with a little preparation to help you understand what to expect!
When: Thursday evening, January 12th 6:30-8pm Where: Writerhouse – behind Bodo’s Bagels on Preston Ave. Free and open for drop ins!
Olivia Vande Woude is a freshman at the College of William and Mary. She has been writing stories for most of her life, and has recently focused her attention on writing poetry. She has attended the New England Young Writers Conference, the UVA Young Writers Workshop, and was selected to read her work at the Virginia Festival of the Book. Her work has been featured in Literary Orphans, Oddball Magazine, The Legendary Magazine, Two Cities Review, The Cadaverine Magazine, Stepping Stones Magazine, Poetry Space UK, Canvas literary magazine, and other publications. Olivia has interned at Tupelo Press Teen Writing Center, where she was co-editor of the Crossroads Anthology. She is now on staff at the College of William and Mary’s Gallery Literary Magazine, and offering us her time during winter break!
Marie Ungar is a junior at Albemarle High School, where she is a staff member of her school’s literary magazine. Her writing has been published in anthologies associated with the University of Virginia Art Museum and the Tupelo Press Teen Writing Center, as well as attending UVA’s Young Writers Workshop, Kenyon Young Writers Program, and Young Breadloaf, Marie is a co-editor and founder of the new literary magazine: Sooth Swarm. When not writing, Marie can be found reading, painting, drawing, running cross-country, and learning to play guitar.