What keeps a finished manuscript from being accepted for publication, or from catching a judge’s eye or attention, or from being read all the way to the end? How do you know when your manuscript is truly done? From flat plots to false dialogue and under-researched scenes, we will discuss the most common mistakes that keep a finished manuscript from being ready for publication and then offer suggestions about how to address these issues in an “oversight” draft.
Dr. Amina Gautier is the author of three award-winning short story collections: At-Risk, Now We Will Be Happy, and The Loss of All Lost Things. Her books have received the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s 21st Century Award, the Eric Hoffer Legacy Award, the International Latino Book Award, a National Indie Excellence Award, and the Phillis Wheatley Award. More than one hundred of her stories have been published. For her body of work, she has received the PEN/MALAMUD award. @DrAminaGautier
Registration will open to the general public on October 1, 2019. Prior to that time, conference attendees are welcome to register.
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