I attended a recent live web seminar through Writers Digest University. The seminar, From Short Story to Story Collection: How to Craft a Collection of Short Fiction That Gets Published and Sells, with Jacob M. Appel, talked about attracting attention by promoting the work of other authors, writing book reviews, submitting to contests, knowing acquisition librarians, and building relationships.
Mr. Appel also emphasized the importance of attending conferences, low-residency programs, and finding a mentor.
Building relationships is of key importance in attracting attention to you and your work, and I’d like to mention how Chuck Sambuchino tweeted me about the 2016 Florida Writing Workshops.
I interviewed Mr. Sambuchino a couple of years ago, and I was pleasantly surprised by, and appreciated his recent tweet, informing me of the March 25th and 26th events, which will take place in Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
At this event, you can pitch to literary agents, editors, have questions answered, and meet other writers.
I wouldn’t have known about this event if Mr. Sambuchino hadn’t tweeted me, which is why building relationships is so valuable.