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Donna Miscolta teaches Path To Publication: What I Learned

Date: Oct. 8 Time: 9am -12pm Number of sessions: 1-ONE DAY CLASS! Members: $55 Nonmembers: $64 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

Join us for this exciting new one-day class!

Donna Miscolta will discuss her path to publication beginning with readying the manuscript and progressing to querying an agent.  She’ll describe her experience with a small press, including contract negotiation, manuscript editing, and pre- and post-publication book promotion.

The workshop will be part presentation, part Q and A, and part in-class exercises. The first hour will be devoted to a self-editing checklist.

Participants are encouraged to bring a few pages of a manuscript to apply some of the checklist exercises to their own work. We will also spend a little time on writing the pitch. This workshop is designed for writers looking to publish their first book. The focus will be on fiction, but non-fiction writers are welcome.

Donna Miscolta’s first novel When the de la Cruz Family Danced was published in June 2011 by Signal 8 Press. Her unpublished collection of stories Natalie Wood’s Fake Puerto Rican Accent was a finalist for the 2010 Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction. One of the stories in that collection is in the current issue of Connecticut Review. Her work has also appeared in America’s Review, Calyx, Cha: An Asian Literary Review, New Millennium Writings, Raven Chronicles and Seattle Magazine. She has been awarded residencies from Anderson Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Hedgebrook, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She has received over a dozen grants and awards, including the Bread Load/Rona Jaffe Scholarship for Fiction. More information can be found at

  Miscolta is a pitch-perfect prose stylist and a passionately empathetic creator: she savors sentence-making and attends to the all-important nuanced moments between people.  –Antonya Nelson, author of Bound

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