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Getting a Start in Publishing


Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (CDT)

Getting a Start in Publishing

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How can you get a real start in a publishing career? Despite doom and gloom rhetoric about the future of publishing, there are still places to thrive--but where do you start? Join us for a panel discussion about:

  • Where the publishing industry is prospering
  • How to take advantage of resources here on campus and in Chicago to develop skills that will position you for a career in publishing
  • How to talk about your skills as a graduate student to potential hiring managers
  • Where to START your search.

Panelists include representatives from logal publications and publishing organizations: Poetry Magazine, IPG Publishing, Curbside Splendor, and Small Press United:

  • Richard T. Williams has been with the IPG sales department since 2005, and has managed the Small Press United program since its inception in May 2009. With IPG, he helped develop the special sales department, working closely with publisher clients to find unique sales opportunities for books outside of the book trade. Prior to IPG, he was the operations manager for a local Chicago independent publishing company for eight years. His current position as the head of SPU draws from his experience in both the publishing and distribution sides of the book industry.
  • Lindsay Garbutt is the assistant editor of Poetry magazine. She started working at the Poetry Foundation in 2010 as the web intern and became the editorial assistant shortly thereafter. She received a BA in comparative literature from Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Holly Amos is the editorial assistant of Poetry magazine and a co-curator of the Dollhouse, a salon-style reading series. She started working at the Poetry Foundation in 2011 as the library assistant and became the editorial assistant late last year. She has an MFA in poetry from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA in creative writing from Bowling Green State University.
  • Jacob Knabb is Editor in Chief at Curbside Splendor, focusing on Strategy, Acquisition, Event Planning, Author Relations, & Editorial. Curbside Splendor was conceived in the early 1990s at an apartment in Urbana, Illinois. Officially, it was founded in the fall of 2009 and is located in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, publishing literary fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and art that celebrate the delicate point where gritty urban life and art intersect.
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Classics Building 110
1010 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (CDT)

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