Pre-registration for the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Spring Conference may be closed, but you can still join us: we’ll open on-site registration bright and early at 8:00 am on Saturday, April 22.
And bringing us home….
Edmund R. Schubert is the author of the novel, Dreaming Creek, and over fifty short stories. Some of his early stories are collected in The Trouble with Eating Clouds; newer ones can be found in This Giant Leap. Schubert also contributed to and edited the nonfiction book How to Write Magical Words. In addition to writing, Schubert served for ten years as head editor of the online, bi-monthly magazine InterGalactic Medicine Show (including publishing three IGMS anthologies and winning two WSFA Small Press Awards), resigning from the post in 2016 to make writing his primary focus. He’ll also be a panelist at the third annual Slush Pile Live!
Two of Cups Press, based in Greensboro, has a bias for poetry (specifically anthologies and chapbooks). Theyâ€™re a small operation willing to take on a handful of projects each year, sometimes posting open calls. They want to partner with poets, artists, other small presses. They want to capture magic on paper. They run an annual chapbook contest, where the winner and finalists are considered for publication. View their list here. Editor Leigh Ann Hornfeldt will be a panelist for the third annual Slush Pile Live!
Wisdom House Books is a publishing hybrid boutique, offering all the advantages of alternative publishing while still maintaining a standard of the highest quality production and design. They make publishing oneâ€™s manuscript easy and affordable. Their mission is to produce quality books that make a positive difference in the world. Whether a writer has an inspiring personal story, a spiritual message, a key to better health and well-being, or a new method for financial success, they will personally and professionally guide a book through the publishing process with care and integrity. They provide all the services of a major publisher, but the author retains 100 percent of the royalties and 100 percent of the selling profits. There are no â€œPublishing Packagesâ€ or â€œLevelsâ€ here. They simply offer a list of services to select based on what works best for an authorâ€™s goals and budget. For a list of Wisdom House Books authors, click here. Editor Arielle Hebert will be a panelist for the third annual Slush Pile Live!
Written Word Media hopes to empower authors and publishers to reach their audience and help readers find their next great book. Written Word Media has served over 30,000 authors, many of whom are self-published, and works with three of the big five major publishers as well as a long list of smaller publishers and publicists on book promotions. Written Word Media has a combined audience of over 800,000 readers of which over 600,000 receive email book recommendations based on their genre and device preferences. Their philosophy and mission have remained unchanged from the day we launched our first site â€“ to provide authors and publishers an affordable, effective marketing product and to help readers of varying preferences and budgets to find their next great read.