Publishing

  • March 25, 2017

    Nonfiction Book Proposals

    With Andrew Shaffer. Got an idea for a nonfiction book or memoir? Before you invest months or years writing it, hold up! Nonfiction publishing isn’t like the fiction market—you don’t need to have a completed manuscript before querying agents.New York Times bestseller Andrew Shaffer—author of two nonfiction titles for HarperCollins—will help you turn your idea into a slickly-formatted book proposal. [ALL LEVELS] Register NOW for Nonfiction Book Proposals.

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, March 25
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • April 20, 2017

    Querying Agents: Novels

    With Jennifer Mattox, Carnegie Center Kentucky Great Writers Series Coordinator. If you want to publish traditionally once you’ve finished writing and revising your novel, you need to secure a literary agent first. Learn the process for seeking a literary agent, from beginning to end: where to find agents, the formula for writing a query letter, what may be required in your submission package, how to keep track of query submissions, and the proper etiquette for interacting with agents. Though your novel must be complete before you submit to literary agents, you do not need ...

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursday, April 20
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, Kentucky, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      $30
  • April 22, 2017

    The Basics of Proofreading

    With Stephanie Mojica. The art and science of proofreading is more than just running spell check, catching typos, and fixing grammar and punctuation errors. A proofreader’s main responsibility is to ensure the written work reviewed is 100 percent correct; this includes looking for consistency in style, fact checking, and at times checking against a style guide. We will discuss editing vs. proofreading, the necessary skills to succeed as a proofreader, essential style manuals, important computer programs, and other helpful resources. [ALL LEVELS]

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, April 22
    • Time:
      10:30 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30 ($50 total if you register for this AND The Business of Freelance Proofreading)
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for The Basics of Proofreading or save $10 and register for both Proofreading Classes.

  • April 22, 2017

    The Business of Freelance Proofreading

    With Stephanie Mojica. Learn insider secrets on how to become a successful freelance proofreader working from home, even without previous training or experience. Students will learn how to find possible gigs proofreading everything from blog articles to 100,000 word novels. Discover the ins and outs of networking and marketing, both online and in-person. Potential sources of work and suggested rates will be provided during this workshop. [ALL LEVELS] Register NOW for The B...

  • May 6, 2017

    Conference Prep: The Pitch, First Page Critique, & More

    With Jennifer Mattox, Carnegie Center Kentucky Great Writers Series Coordinator If you’re serious about your writing, you’ll want to hear some helpful tips before you attend the Carnegie Books-in-Progress Conference. We’ll discuss how to pitch to an agent, what to expect from Conference Idol, and ways networking with the literary community can benefit you. This seminar is led by one of the conference organizers. Note: Completion of the “Querying Agents: Novels” seminar is recommended, but not required. [ALL LEVELS]  

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, May 6
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      Free for BiP registrants
    • Addl Info:
         

      This Seminar is for Books-in-Progress Conference Participants Only

      FREE with early bird registration to the 2017 Carnegie Books-in-Progress Conference 

      Register Now for Conference Prep: The Pitch, First Page Critique, & More