Every writer faces the great hurdle of narrowing where their writing belongs in the vast literary marketplace. ACW is excited to announce this new service with Amy Holman to help alleviate the pressure of finding the right fit for unpublished writing! 

This service from Adirondack Center for Writing is available from February 22, 2021-March 19, 2021.

  • Sessions open now March 13-19, 2021
  • Cost: $30

How does it work? Amy Holman will match the style and subject of submitted writing to possible literary magazines. In this 15-minute publishing one-on-one, Amy will suggest 2-3 literary magazines based on the written submission. 

For poets, a submission would be 3-5 poems assembled to send out together. Do not send many different styles; that will make the process of finding a good fit more difficult. For short story and short form creative nonfiction writers, a submission would be the first two double-spaced pages of 1-3 stories/pieces. Flash fiction writers may send 2 whole stories. 

Please also send the names of two contemporary writers whose poetry, short fiction, or short creative nonfiction work is similar to yours in style. This will help Amy provide a path to publishers beyond the one-on-one session. 

Note: Submissions must be received one week prior to the one-on-one session, so please plan accordingly when you book your session.

Amy Holman is a poet and literary consultant residing in Brooklyn. She has five published poetry books, including Wrens Fly Through This Opened Window (Somondoco Press, 2010), and the chapbook, Wait for Me, I’m Gone, which won the annual prize from Dream Horse Press. She consults with poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers about where to send their work in the literary marketplace and how to communicate what they write. Poets and prose writers who have worked with her have gone on to place their writing in numerous literary journals, including AGNI, The Barcelona Review, The Cortland Review, Cream City Review, Gargoyle, The Hudson Review, The Kenyon Review, and Poetry. She has taught workshops at Hudson Valley Writers Center, Tarrytown Arts Camp, and Marin Poetry Center.

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