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Poets & Writers presents Get the Word Out!: Publicity Incubator/Mentorship for Debut Authors


Get the Word Out is a publicity incubator for debut authors. This unique professional development program will provide expert advice and peer support to authors who might not otherwise have access to these resources.

We will select a cohort of debut fiction writers in fall 2022 and a cohort of debut poets in early 2023. In each cycle, authors planning for the publication of their debut book will develop and execute a strategic publicity plan under the mentorship of an accomplished book publicist.

The program’s goal is to help debut writers maximize the exposure of their first book, reach readers, and create a platform to propel their literary careers.

To learn more about eligibility, application requirements, and how to apply, click here.

Important Dates

Fiction Cohort – Fall/Winter 2022
September 22
October 21
November 15
November 17
November 21
February 24
Application opens
Application deadline
Fiction Cohort Announced
Fiction Cohort Orientation
Fiction Publicity Incubator Begins
Fiction Publicity Incubator Ends
Poetry Cohort – Spring 2023
January 9
February 3
March 7
March 9
April 3
June 23
Application opens
Application deadline
Poetry Cohort Announced
Poetry Cohort Orientation
Poetry Publicity Incubator Begins
Poetry Publicity Incubator Ends