Educational Program: The Nuts and Bolts of Getting Published, April 20, 2019

GET YOUR TICKET NOW for our next educational event: The Nuts and Bolts of Getting Published
April 20, 2019
Columbia College College
600 S. Michigan Ave.
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Congratulations! You’ve finished writing your book. Now what? 

  • Do you try and find a literary agent? 
  • Where can you submit your manuscript to publishers “over the transom”? 
  • How do you research agents or publishers that are a good match for your book?
  • What are the pros and cons of self-publishing vs. having a “boutique” publisher or mid-sized publisher vs. landing one of the “big five” trade book publishers? 
  • These questions and many more will be answered by our author panelists to help writers develop successful strategies for getting published.


  • Andy Boyles, author of Adulthood for Beginners: All The Life Secrets Nobody Bothered To Tell You, will share his experiences about being published by a "big five" trade book publisher
  • Renee James, author of of three mystery/thriller novels: Coming Out Can Be Murder, A Kind of Justice and Seven Suspects, will discuss being published by a mid-sized publisher
  • Toneal Jackson, Author of more than 10 books across several genres and founder of Artists Promoting Success will discuss the highs and lows of self-publishing

Christina Rodriquez, poet, blogger, entrepreneur and CWA board member

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