Writing / Literature

Writing from a Small Publisher Perspective

Are you hoping to publish a full-length book with a commercial publisher? Learn how to submit your manuscript to a publisher, and what to expect once you’ve put it in the mail. What do you need to keep in mind before submitting your book? What does a publisher look for? What happens after a title is selected for publication?

Ann Starr from Bexley’s Upper Hand Press will speak about her experience as a small publisher, and offer ideas that can help you feel more confident in the submissions process.

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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SELF-e: Chapter 1

Last month we launched SELF-e, a self-publishing platform to connect local authors with local readers. Learn how you can upload your self-published eBook and make it available to readers in libraries across the state, and possibly even the country!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Youth Poetry Contest

UAPL’s Teen Advisory Board is hosting a poetry contest! To participate, write your own poem and submit a copy to any of the UAPL’s Youth Departments between March 28 –April 1st. Poems are open to creativity but are limited to 500 words.
One poem from each age group (gr. K-4; 5-8 and 9-12) will be chosen anonymously by the Teen Advisory Board, and each winner will receive a Blue Ribbon and will be featured on our website. Please include your name, grade, phone number and email address on your poem when entering.

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Monday, March 28, 2016 (All day)

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Ask the Authors!

This year’s Ohioana Book Festival will be held on Saturday April 23rd. Ohioana Festival authors include Ohio’s 2015 Poet Laureate, Amit Majmudar, YA novelist Mindy McGinnis and historical nonfiction writer David Meyer who will join us for a moderated panel discussion. You’ll have a chance to ask questions, too. Writers and readers alike will enjoy this discussion.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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