The View from My Side of the Desk

How do you write a pitch letter that stands out? What should you emphasize? How do publishers make their decisions? Longtime publisher and editor-in-chief Michael Mirolla gives practical tips on how to present your work in the best light when pitching to publishers. Participants are encouraged to bring a pitch letter that they have written (work-in-progress welcome) to the workshop, where they will receive feedback.

When: Saturday, November 30, 11am to 1pm
Where: Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver
Cost: Pay What You Can Afford (suggested donation $25, no one turned away. Free for members)

Portrait of Michael Mirolla

Since 2009, Michael Mirolla has served as the publisher and editor-in-chief at Guernica Editions, one of Canada’s thriving independent presses. Previously, he spent many decades working as a newspaper editor and columnist. He is the author of more than a dozen novels, short story collections, poetry collections, and plays, and a three-time recipient of the F.G. Bressani Literary Prize.

His work has been shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards and National Book Awards, selected for The Journey Prize Anthology, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Michael is the current writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House and will be offering public programs through to the end of January 2020.