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Sunday Webinar: Great Story: Submitting Your Writing 101

  • 28 Jul 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Zoom



Submitting Your Writing 101

Member Price: $15

Non-Member Price is $25

**This event will be recorded. Registrants can access the recording for 30 days.

Description: Getting our work out there can feel like an overwhelming task. Where do we even begin? In this presentation, Gail offers an overview of the steps involved in getting your writing published, from finding markets open to submissions to writing a query letter. Whether you're ready to get your short work or your book-length project out there, Gail will offer guidance that will help you find a home for your project.

Audience: Anyone and everyone.

Presenter bio: 

GAIL ANDERSON-DARGATZ’s first novel, The Cure for Death by Lightning, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the UK’s Betty Trask Award, the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the Vancity Book Prize. Her second novel, A Recipe for Bees, was nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The Spawning Grounds was nominated for the Sunburst Award and the Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award and short-listed for the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award for Fiction. Her thriller The Almost Wife was a national bestseller in 2021, and The Almost Widow, released in 2023, also hit the Globe and Mail bestseller list. In 2024, The Almost Widow was shortlisted for the Crime Writers of Canada Howard Engel Award for Best Crime Novel Set in Canada.

Gail also writes young adult and hi-lo books for the educational market. Her book Iggy’s World was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection and shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily Book Awards. The Ride Home was short-listed for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize, as well as the Red Cedar Fiction Award and the Chocolate Lily Book Award. Bigfoot Crossing was a 2023 Junior Library Guild (JLG) Gold Standard Selection and commended as a CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens.

Gail taught for nearly a decade in the MFA program in creative writing at the University of British Columbia and now mentors writers online. She lives in the Shuswap region of British Columbia.

Digital doors open at 1:55 pm, event starts at 2:00 pm

Supported by the British Columbia Arts Council

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