Publishing with Independent Presses with Leland Cheuk

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM until 03:00 PM

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

Instructor: Leland Cheuk
Length: 1 session, $200

As lists at big houses shrink or stagnate, indie presses are fast becoming the best way to start your writing career. Find out more about the vast and diverse universe of independent presses, and how to find the press that best matches your writing. You’ll learn what these presses expect from their authors, and what authors should expect when publishing with an indie. Learn how to self-market your book, play the game of book publicity, and craft a first-time author experience that you’ll remember forever.

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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