The Spotless Manuscript: Editing for Publication - One Day Intensive with Leland Cheuk

Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
United States

Instructor: Leland Cheuk
1 session, $200
Saturday, June 29th,  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In recent years, Big Publishing editors have primarily become acquirers with little time to edit. That means the burden is increasingly on the writer to deliver a spotless manuscript that an agent can sell quickly. This one-day intensive course will run through common and unsightly editorial mistakes in manuscripts and teach you some simple tools to ensure that the next manuscript you submit will be spotless. We’ll also spend the last portion of the day editing the first five pages of your manuscript.

Leland Cheuk is the author of the story collection LETTERS FROM DINOSAURS (Thought Catalog Books, 2016) and the novel THE MISADVENTURES OF SULLIVER PONG (CCLaP Publishing, 2015), which was an Amazon National Bestseller in Asian-American Literature. Cheuk’s work has been covered in VICE, The Millions, The Rumpus, Asian American Writers Workshop, The Good Men Project, among other outlets. He has been awarded fellowships and artist residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, I-Park Foundation, and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. His work has appeared in publications such as Salon, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, [PANK] Magazine, and others. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. He is also an assistant fiction editor at Newfound Journal and the founder of the small press 7.13 Books. He lives in Brooklyn.

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Step 1 - Registration Information: Complete this registration form in full.

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