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Nikki Moustaki

How to Make Great First Impressions in Publishing


This class has been postponed due to unforseen circumstances.



You want to get published, but how do you stand out in a crowd of other writers? How do you rise above all of the other chatter? This workshop will give you actionable, real world advice that you can put into practice starting with the first class. Together, we will work on your author bio, introductory letters, and establish your writing platform. We will discuss how to get noticed by agents, editors, publishers, and other writers who can help you in your quest. We will delve into the marketplace to navigate literary journals, glossy magazines, trade publications, newspapers, blogs and online writing, book publishers, and more in order to carve out your special niche. Most of all, this class will fast-track your publishing dreams by creating a positive and lasting first impression of you as a writer.

Nikki Moustaki's editorial experience spans both commercial and literary worlds. She has worked as a non-fiction acquisitions editor at Macmillan Publishing and held a year-long internship at a renown HarperCollins imprint working with editors. As a fulltime writer, she has spent more than twenty years working with agents and editors on commercial projects, and submitting her literary and commercial work for publication in newspapers, lit mags, and glossies. She is recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in poetry, has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize, and has been awarded many national prizes for her poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, which have appeared in dozens of magazines and journals, such as The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and Good Housekeeping. Her memoir, The Bird Market of Paris, won Elle magazine's "Lettres 2015 Reader's Prize," and was featured in Glamour magazine. Oprah's O Magazine named the book a "burn it down memoir from women who lived their truth." Her magazine articles, columns, and blogs reach over two million readers a month. She has taught creative writing at New York University, Indiana University, The New School in New York City, and Miami Dade College. She is currently working on a novel and her second memoir.

This class has been postponed due to unforseen circumstances.

This is a Community Education (non-credit) course.

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