Crafting a Nonfiction Book Proposal: Workshop for Faculty

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Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Reading Room

In this workshop, Rachel Toor, a former acquisitions editor at Oxford and Duke University Presses and professor in the graduate creative writing program at Eastern Washington University, will describe the components of a book proposal. Participants are encouraged to come with an idea for a book, a draft of a proposal, or even a complete manuscript, and together will work through each section. At the end of the session, each member will have a rough draft of a book proposal and a list of pointers on how to go about finishing it so it will be ready for submission to publishers (or literary agents). This session will build on the principles she outlines in the workshop about writing for love, money, and applause.

Sponsored by: Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), English, Department of, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School
Contact: Edward Watson