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Publishing Basics for Genre Fiction Writers


Date: October 10, 2023 6:00 pm
Location: Zoom Meeting
Price: Free
Category: Work of Art+

Publishing Basics for Genre Fiction Writers
Writing and publishing fiction in the romance, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, horror, westerns, Young Adult or children’s book genres involves many of the same considerations as working in any type of fiction, but there are specific challenges and opportunities distinct to those genres. This workshop will outline the basics of bringing your manuscript through the whole publishing process, from writing and editing to exploring options for publication and marketing, geared towards genre fiction writers.

Bio: Catherine Lundoff is an award-winning writer, editor and publisher from Minneapolis. She is the author of Silver Moon, Blood Moon, Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories and Unfinished Business: Tales of the Dark Fantastic and editor of the fantastical pirate anthology, Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space). Her short fiction has appeared in such venues as Fireside Magazine, The Book of Extraordinary New Sherlock Holmes Stories, Haunting Shadows: A Wraith 20th Anniversary Anthology and American Monsters Part 2. She is also the publisher at Queen of Swords Press, a genre fiction publisher specializing in fiction from out of this world. Website:

This workshop is a part of Work of Art+, workshops and panels that complement the Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists series, whose curriculum is always available for free download. Or you can buy a copy of the book.

Work of Art+ Workshops – Fall 2023
All workshops are on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm Central Time.
September 5: E-commerce 1: Getting Started (2.5 hrs)
September 19: Curator and Gallery Owner Panel (2 hrs)
October 3: Artist Statements (2.5 hrs)
October 10: Publishing Basics for Genre Fiction Writers (1.5 hrs)
October 17: Artist Websites – Tips and Tricks (2.5 hrs)
November 14: Funding Panel (2 hrs)
November 28: Grant Writing for Artists of Color and Native Artists Panel (2 hrs)
December 12: Business Structure Basics (1.5 hrs)

Recording: This workshop will not be recorded.
Captioning: This workshop will be captioned using Zoom’s automated live transcription feature.
Registration: Click the Register button above. If you have questions, call Zaraawar “Z” Mistry at 651-789-2282 or email