Date(s) - October 11, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join PSNH on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 for a presentation by Hope Jordan on the nuts and bolts of the submission process. To participate: for members, the Zoom link will be provided in an email communication prior to the event; for all others, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Poets devote hours to writing and revising their work, but when it comes to sending it out, we often become stuck. Some writers barely submit their work, while others consider it part of their job as a writer. There’s so much to consider: finding time to send out submissions; budgeting for submission fees; deciding where to submit; and managing the process. While rejections can be dispiriting, having a thoughtful and organized submission habit can result in publishing credits that introduce your work to new audiences, flesh out your credentials, and lead to exciting opportunities.
Hope Jordan has been writing and submitting poetry for long before her first Submittable submission, which was in 2011. In 2018, she logged over 100 submissions. She will share tools and strategies, from research (which journals? contests or regular submission?), to compiling and maintaining a submission spreadsheet. She will discuss tips for dealing with rejection (clue: great rejection letters!) and keeping up motivation. Finally, Hope will share her perspective as a poetry contest judge and a poetry editor. There will be a list of resources, and plenty of time for conversation.
About Hope: Hope Jordan grew up in Chittenango, NY, and holds a dual BA from Syracuse University and an MFA from UMass Boston (2020). Her work appears most recently in Beloit Poetry Journal, Blue Mountain Review, and Stone Canoe. She currently serves as a poetry editor for The Worcester Review. She lives in NH, where she was the state’s first official poetry slam master. Her chapbook is The Day She Decided to Feed Crows (Cervena Barva Press, 2018). An experienced fundraiser and former journalist, Hope Jordan has also taught college-level classes in poetry, public relations and journalism. Her website is https://hopejordan.pressfolios.com/