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After NaNoWriMo - Understanding the Industry Before You Publish
If you just finished your Nanowrimo novel (congrats!), or you're starting to think about publishing, Literary Agent Erin Hosier and Publishing Expert Brandi Larsen explain how the book publishing industry works and introduce writers to the different tracks, terminology, and toolkit needed to understand the ins-and-outs of the publishing side of the business. Best for writers who are working on full-length fiction and non-fiction projects for adult readers.

Instructors: Brandi Larsen is a writer, speaker, and coach building a more inclusive publishing landscape. Her work at Penguin Random House helped create NYT bestsellers and her journalism pieces earned Emmy nominations. Her talks about publishing, leadership, and grief inspire audiences from Zoom to Harvard. She serves as the board president for Literary Cleveland and writes books and essays. Uncultured is published by St. Martin's.


Erin Hosier has 20 years' experience as a literary agent and has been with Dunow Carlson & Lerner in NYC since 2007. She specializes in selling narrative nonfiction and select literary and upmarket fiction for adults. She is the author of the memoir DON'T LET ME DOWN (Atria, 2019), and co-author of Patty Schemel's HIT SO HARD (Da Capo, 2017). She is the co-creator of the podcast Tell Me About Your Father, and is a consultant for writers and non-writers looking for self-publishing alternatives.

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Details: After NaNoWriMo - Understanding the Industry Before You Publish takes place Monday January 23 from 6:30-8:30pm online via Zoom.


Prerequisites: None

Genre: Publishing/business of writing


Level: All levels

Format: Craft talk with Q&A.

Location: This class takes place online via Zoom.

Size: Limited to 25 participants (including scholarships).

Suggested Sequence: Follow this class with Inside Book Publishing, which will take place in February 2023.

Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by December 1.

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email info@litcleveland.org.

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