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BYO Query: An Open Source Event – Register Now!

© Stanley Dankoski
ONLINE—Hopefully you’ve been taking some time during quarantine to submit to literary journals, anthologies, and contests. Maybe you even have a manuscript you feel is ready for a publisher!

On Tuesday, August 25, at 7:00 pm EST, the North Carolina Writers’ Network will host “BYO Query: An Open Source Event.”

This event is free and open to the public; one does not need to be a member of NCWN to attend. However, space is limited.

Registration is closed.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive the official event invitation, including log-in information, by e-mail.

“BYO Query: An Open Source Event” will be broken into two 45-minute sessions. During Part I, attendees can read their query-letters-in-progress to the group and receive “open-source” feedback on what’s working and what might still need a little help. Part II will be a free-flowing conversation about submissions in general. Got a question about something you’ve run into, or a question about best practices? Someone may have the answer.

The event will be moderated by NCWN staff. Anyone with an internet connection can participate, or you can even read and listen over the phone!  

NCWN launched its online series in 2017. These ninety-minute events have proven surprisingly effective in terms of bringing writers together from all over the state of North Carolina and beyond. In fact, during an online reading in July, NCWN had our first international participant join us all the way from Brazil!

The non-profit North Carolina Writers’ Network is the state’s oldest and largest literary arts services organization devoted to all writers at all stages of development. For additional information, visit