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When Samuel Taylor Coleridge came up with the phrase “Prose is words in their best order and poetry is the best words in the best order,” he was chatting casually with his nephew Henry Nelson Coleridge on the evening of July 12, 1827. Yet, his remark could easily be the motto for getting a manuscript ready for submission—whatever the genre, you want every aspect to be as polished as can be, and every element to be in its most appealing sequence. Whether you’re submitting individual poems, essays, or stories to a literary journal or anthology, or whether you’re submitting a full manuscript to an agent or editor, this workshop will attend to both the quantifiable and the qualitative aspects of what makes a piece “publishable.” No matter your project, this craft talk will help you get your work ready to seek its optimal home.
Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press, a nonprofit publisher of literary work in hybrid genres, and a founding member of Poems While You Wait. Her most recent books include the novels Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, The Listening Room, and Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey. She lives in Chicago and teaches at DePaul.
Kathleen will judge a flash contest. Please see details in the Manuscripts section of our website: ocww.info
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