Schedule

The Red Clay Writers Conference
KSU Continuing Education Center 
November 10, 2018

9:00 AM-9:30 AMRegistration
Atrium
9:30 AM-10:30 AMPublishing a Book? Avoid These Top 10 Mistakes!
Angela DeCaires
Room 300
In Three Steps, Make Your Characters More Interesting
Man Martin
Room 400
10:45 AM-11:45 AMKeynote
Janisse Ray
Room 400
12:00 PM-1:00 PMLunch
Provided by KSU Catering
1:15 PM-2:15 PMPre-published? No Problem!
McCall Hoyle
Room 300
Writing About—And Writing Through—Trauma
Max Blau & KaToya Fleming
Room 400
2:30 PM-3:30 PMRecording Your Poetry: Why, How, and Where to Submit
K.B. Kincer
Room 300
The Art of Storytelling: Short Stack
AZ Yeamen
Room 400
3:45 PM-4:45 PM5 Things Every Children’s Book Writer Needs to Know
Vickie McEntire
Room 300
Editor Panel
Karen Head & Megan Sexton
Room 400
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Poetry Consults with Beth Gylys

Each participant will submit their work prior to the event using the format listed below. Slots are offered only to the first eight registered applicants. Please submit five poems for review, no more than ten pages. Email to administrator@georgiawriters.org by October 22, 2018.
Available Openings: 8
Additional Charge: $50 for 30 minutes

Fiction Consults with Anne Corbitt

Each participant will submit their work prior to the event using the format listed below. Slots are offered only to the first six registered applicants. Please submit short stories or novel excerpts equaling no more than 20 double-spaced pages. Include a short synopsis for novel excerpts. Also include a one-page letter detailing any specific focus or concerns for the consult. Email to administrator@georgiawriters.org by October 22, 2018.
Available Openings: 6
Additional Charge: $50 for 50-60 minutes

Creative Nonfiction Consults with Christopher Martin

Each participant will submit their work prior to the event using the format listed below. Slots are offered only to the first thirteen registered applicants. Please submit . Email to administrator@georgiawriters.org by October 22, 2018.
Available Openings: 13
Additional Charge: see chart below for 20-30 minutes consult pricing
There are 13 available creative nonfiction consultations, each of which will take 20–30 minutes. You can select more than one consultation block if you’d like more time for conversation. For consultations on submissions of up to 20 pages, I will read your work before the conference and come prepared with feedback, questions, discussion points, and a marked-up hard copy of your manuscript with notes and editorial suggestions as needed for you to keep. Consultations are also available for long submissions of up to 200 pages, with further details below.
For the purposes of these consultations, “creative nonfiction” is broadly defined. What you submit could include personal essays, memoirs, works of journalism, narrative nonfiction, travel writing, think pieces, op-eds, blogs, lyric essays, prose poems, pop culture articles, reviews, field notes, multimedia essays, and so on—or even a combination of these modes and genres.
Feel free to include an optional cover letter, of up to a page, describing any particular feedback you’d like or any questions for me to address. (This page wouldn’t be included in the total page count.) If submitting an excerpt or excerpts from a longer work (whether the longer work is complete or only envisioned), please provide a brief overview for context in your cover letter.
Fees are based on total pages. As such, you can submit single or multiple works, which could be complete drafts or excerpts, for one consultation. Please submit everything at the same time. Pages should be in standard format (12-point Times, Arial, or related font, double-spaced, 1” margins).

Fees for consultations on submissions of up to 20 pages are:

Fees for consultations on long-form or full manuscript submissions are:​

Consultations for long-form or full manuscript submissions include a 20–30 minute block at the conference, which we would approach holistically, in a conversational, introductory manner. From there, instead of giving you a hard copy of your manuscript with my notes, I would provide online feedback, via email, by February 10 (though I would aim for much sooner depending on submission length and how many total consultations I have). This would include a marked-up copy of your manuscript using Word comments or PDF notes. Once you receive my online feedback, you would have the opportunity to follow up through email with any questions you’d like to ask, to which I would reply in a timely manner.
How and when to submit: Email your submission to administrator@georgiawriters.org and please copy me to it (cbmartin22@gmail.com). Please send as a Word file or a PDF. For submissions of over 20 pages, please send by October 22. For submissions of 20 pages or less, please send by October 29. You can send short submissions of up to 5 pages by November 5 if needed.
A bag lunch will be provided to all Red Clay conference attendees. Water, coffee, and tea will be available throughout the day.