The Northeast Ohio Chapter of RWA is pleased to announce our 2011 Online Workshops. Check back often for updates to the calendar! Upcoming Workshops
Mistakes Authors Make When Submitting to Publishers
INSTRUCTOR: Jaye Roycraft
'''WHEN:"July 1st through July 12th"
''WORKSHOP:Not every talented writer will be able to obtain an agent. Many choose instead to submit directly to publishers that don’t require agented submissions—small publishers or epubs. But good small publishers, like agents, are highly selective in their acceptances. For those who do submit to literary agents, the tips described in this workshop still apply. The message is the same—don’t burn good markets by making mistakes in your query that can easily be avoided.
For this workshop, author Jaye Roycraft interviews the editors of two successful small publishers—Ima Jinn Books and Bell Bridge/Belle Books. Jaye not only interviews these editors, but works for both publishers as well. One of her duties with Ima Jinn? Books is to screen queries and either reject or accept submissions. So in addition to what the editors have to say, Jaye herself tells authors what she looks for in a submission.
Included in this workshop are:
*Common mistakes authors make *The top 5 things authors do to annoy publishers *The 5 things that will ensure your submission gets rejected *The best thing an author can do to ensure a successful submission *Best advice to authors "
'ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:Jaye Roycraft is a former big-city police officer who started writing midway through her law enforcement career. She has incorporated her police procedural knowledge and experience into her futuristics and paranormals, beginning with her debut novel Rainscape, first released in 2001 and re-released in 2004 and 2009. Rainscape was followed by Jaye’s vampire Image series - Double Image, Afterimage, Shadow Image, and Immoral Image. Jaye has presented workshops both online and at conferences, been a contest judge, and was a featured panelist at Dragon*Con in 2003. Jaye has been a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America) and Wis RWA? (Wisconsin Romance Writers of America). Her latest urban fantasy, Hell’s Warrior, was released in 2010.
Cost for the workshop is $15 for NEORWA members, $20 for all others. You do not have to be an RWA member to take our workshops!
REGISTRATION CUT-OFF IS THE DAY BEFORE THE WORKSHOP STARTS
The registration deadline is the day before the workshop starts. To register go to www.neorwa.com and use the Registration link under Online Workshops on the right sidebar menu. Once registered, you will be subscribed to the workshop loop prior to and for the duration of the class.
For more information, please email the workshops coordinator If you are using a web email and the link doesn't work for you, send the email to neorwaonline at gmail dot com
ABOUT NEORWA'S ONLINE WORKSHOPS:
Admission to the workshop depends on receipt of this form and payment fee before the cut-off date for the workshop chosen. If the fee is received after the cut-off date, the fee can be applied to another workshop of your choosing.
Note: You will receive an invitation to join the group from Yahoo! Groups. You must reply to it in order to take the course. The invitation is good for seven (7) days only. PLEASE check your spam filter for the invitation so you don’t miss anything in the workshop! There are no refunds if you fail to enroll yourself once being offered the invitation.
Upon receipt of your payment and registration form, you will receive an email confirming you have been registered for the workshop. If you do not receive a confirmation email, contact the NEORWA Workshops Coordinator at email@example.com before the workshop begins.
NEORWA REFUND POLICY
Registration fees will be refunded only in the event the workshop is canceled. All payments for a workshop must be received by the registration cut-off date. No refund will be given for withdrawing from a workshop. In the event the instructor cancels a workshop or there are technical difficulties with the list provider (Yahoo!), NEORWA will offer the participant the option of receiving a refund or enrollment in another workshop of the participant's choice.
If a workshop does not have 10 students enrolled by the cut-off date, the workshop may be canceled, and the participant can either receive a refund or be enrolled in another workshop of the participant's choice.