Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow: "Those First Poem Manuscripts: A Very Good Place To Start"
Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow

Poet Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow hosts a two-part creative writing workshop on poetry.

This two-part workshop will focus on the enduring traditions and practical guides for getting your poems published in literary magazines that match your literary style. The initial process for building a literary reputation is founded in publishing your work in reputable literary journals. In session one, we will focus on resource materials that aid with highlighting literary opportunities, key questions answered candidly and thoroughly regarding magazines' operation and structure, and participants' personal involvement with their poetry when it enters an artistic business realm. In session two, participants will learn tips and maneuvers for navigating literary journals specific to their poetry, how to prepare a professional poetry manuscript fit to any journal, how to keep proper track of the sending of manuscripts, and how to build individualized ascension from successful acceptances. Handouts will be given, and it is expected that both sessions will be plentiful with Q&A.

Beginners are welcome, as well as participants who have had some prior experience in writing poetry or in other poetry workshops.

  • Cost: $35 + fees.
  • Register below or on Eventbrite.
  • Refunds will not be issued within one day of the event.
  • Bring pen/pencil and a notebook.

CYNTHIA SCHWARTZBERG EDLOW is the author of The Day Judge Spencer Learned the Power of Metaphor and Horn Section All Day Every Day (Salmon Poetry, 2012, and 2018, respectively). Her poems have been featured widely in anthologies, including: The Plume Anthology of Poetry 5, The Emily Dickinson Awards Anthology, and Drawn to Marvel: Poems From the Comic Books. Her poems appear widely in journals, including: The American Journal of Poetry, American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Forklift, Ohio, Fourteen Hills, Gulf Coast, The Los Angeles Review, Plume, Salamander, The Santa Clara Review, Smartish Pace, and South Dakota Review. Honors include the Red Hen Press Poetry Award, the Tusculum Review Poetry Prize, the Willow Review Prize for Poetry, the Beullah Rose/Smartish Pace Poetry Prize, and three nominations for the Pushcart Prize, twice from the Pushcart Prize Board of Contributing Editors. She earned an MA with a specialty in Poetry from the University of Illinois, and a degree from the American Institute in Legal Studies. She was sole proprietor of a civil law legal business for over 20 years. Edlow serves as a poetry instructor at Phoenix Center for the Arts, where she teaches poetry classes and workshops.
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