We are thrilled to announce that the highly regarded publishing house, She Writes Press, is a sponsor of the Women At Woodstock 2016 Writers Retreat!
She Writes Press is an independent publishing company founded to serve members of SheWrites.com, the largest global community of women writers online, and women writers everywhere. She Writes Press is both mission-driven and community-oriented, aiming to serve writers who wish to maintain greater ownership and control of their projects while still getting the highest quality editorial help possible for their work. In 2014, SheWrites.com and She Writes Press became part of SparkPoint Studio, LLC , creating a powerful combination that no other hybrid publisher brings to the table, including a strong editorial vision; traditional distribution; two award-winning hybrid imprints (She Writes Press and SparkPress) and an in-house marketing and publicity team through its publicity division, BookSparks, which has become a leader in traditional and innovative book PR, marketing, content strategy, branding, platform building and social media for authors and publishers. In 2016, the She Writes Press imprint signed its 200th author. The SparkPoint Studio family is a female-run company with a strong vision, passion, and work ethic.
Direct-Path Submission Of Your Work To She Writes Press
As a part of their sponsorship, She Writes Press has committed to review and evaluate one submission from each participant at the Women At Woodstock 2016 Writers Retreat. This is an open entryway onto an actual publisher’s desk! When your work is reviewed, you’ll not only receive a response telling you whether your work is at a level that needs light, medium, or heavy polishing and editing (or is of such a high caliber that it’s ready for publishing with minimal editing); you also will receive a page-plus-long assessment of the work. This is worth gold to a writer; actual eyes on your manuscript by a member of the publishing community, and an expert critique! And it’s included in your registration for the Women At Woodstock Writers Retreat.
You Also Could Win A Free Coaching Session With Brooke Warner
In addition to this very special benefit, Brooke Warner of Warner Coaching has agreed to give complimentary sessions to two lucky Writers Retreat participants (to be chosen by a raffle at the event). The sessions are a half-hour and include an evaluation of the work in advance of the call. Winning writers can send up to 15 pages for Brooke to review. The value of these sessions is $125.
Warner Coaching is the coaching practice of Brooke Warner, publisher and cofounder of She Writes Press, former Executive Editor of Seal Press for eight years, and author of Green-light Your Book, What’s Your Book?, How to Sell Your Memoir, and the co-author of Breaking Ground on Your Memoir. Brooke’s expertise is in traditional and new publishing. She currently sits on the boards of the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Bay Area Book Festival, and the National Association of Memoir Writers. She blogs actively on Huffington Post Books and SheWrites.com.
In her coaching practice, Brooke coaches writers to publication, following the thread of their goals. Her coaching involves a blend of developmental editing, process work, and deep accountability. Brooke has a high success rate placing authors with agents and traditional houses, and also helps authors to understand the traditional landscape and their various publishing options to ensure the best chance of a positive publishing experience, no matter what their path. She lives and works in Berkeley, California.