The Editor's Eye: Poetry

11/16/2021 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM ET


Charlotte Lit's Zoom Room 1
Charlotte, NC

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If you’re submitting poems to journals, you’ve doubtless used Submittable. Have you ever wondered what your submission looks like from the editor’s point of view? This class, taught by the editor of the nationally-ranked journal Tar River Poetry, will show you Submittable from the inside, outline some submission strategies, offer tips to avoid submission faux pas, and suggest best practices for cover letters. We’ll also consider how poetry is like pornography. Fine tune your poetry submissions and increase your chances of publication!

About the Instructor: Luke Whisnant has served on the staff of Tar River Poetry for over 30 years, and has been editor since 2006. He has read thousands of poetry submissions. His own poetry has appeared in many journals and in two chapbooks, Street and Above Floodstage: a narrative poem, and in the anthologies Kakalak (2013), the North Carolina Museum of Art’s You Are the River, and The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VII. He is also the author of a novel, a volume of short stories, and the chapbook In the Debris Field, which won the 2018 Bath Flash Fiction International Novella-in-Flash Award. He teaches creative writing at East Carolina University.

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