OMG Notice

OMG and Internship students: IT has not yet made the online course packages available to instructors, so the syllabi are not going to be available to you until late Monday, Tuesday, or possibly Wednesday. 

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Webinar for Alumni

Dear Alumni,

Folio Literary Management offers a two-part webinar for MFA grads on publishing the first book. It is by application, merit-based, and free. If you’re interested in finding out more about it, go here:

Takes place in November, and application deadline is Oct. 8

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Memoir Discovery

This might interest those of you who are writing/have written a memoir and are of the female persuasion. Serendipity Literary Agency (Regina Brooks) is behind this program; some of you may remember Regina from several residency visits for our agent panels/meetings. It’s a book competition that includes a publishing deal with She Writes Press. Worth looking into!

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Poor Yorick Thank You

Hi All,

Thank you so much for all of your support at residency. THANK YOU so much to those of you who donated baskets; Cara Petitti, Jeannette Ronson, Laura Hayden, Lauren Iacovacci, Andy Alexander, and the Gordon Family. And thanks to those of you who bid on the baskets and bought T-Shirts. We raised $485, and we’ll be able to replenish our marketing supplies and pay our Submittable fee. Awesome! 

Upcoming: We hope to have the blog launched in September and the first round of published pieces in October. And we’ll be having a launch party at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury sometime at the end of October (details coming).

We’ll be sure to keep everyone posted on milestones!

Oh, and thanks for all your continued support through social media. We are all about spread the word! That is our goal as we launch content and enter a new phase for the journal.

Happy weekend!

Melissa :) 



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Tips from Tolkien

Thanks to Joe Ahearn for sharing this.

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Publishing Internship Opportunity

Folks, here is an internship opportunity with a publisher in Danbury. If you are interested, you will need to apply for the internship through College Central, for which you can just register for an account and then search for “publishing.” If you have any questions, email me. [Judging by the ad, it looks like they need some help with editing!] I have no idea whether or not this is a paid internship.

PUBLISHING INTERNSHIP: A great opportunity for someone interested in the literary, publishing, and business field. We’re looking for an energetic, self-starter to work directly with managing editor & publisher on various publishing projects, including dealing with authors & illustrators, acquisitions, contracts, editing, promotion, research, advertising, & more. Good research skills, knowledge of Word, Excel and major social media sites required. Must be a fast learner and work well independently. 15-20 hours per week depending on interns’ availability. Casual Danbury, CT office. Please email resume and/or qualifications/major/interests.

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Thank You

…to everyone who made the August residency such a success, especially Cara Petitti, Ron Samul and all of the Alumni, and our amazing writing mentors. And a special thanks to those of you who participated in our fundraiser on the final night. We raised about $800 for the scholarship fund, and everyone came home with some nice prizes. Congratulations to Brian Thiem who succeeded yours truly as MFA Poker Champ. We expect Brian Lance to keep the tradition of winning Brians alive next year. 

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