Are You an Expat Interested in Publishing Your Story?

Last week, I had the pleasure of joining the award-winning poet Jessica Goodfellow at the Japan Writers Conference 2015 to discuss writing and publishing as an expat, comparing my experience publishing with a Big Five press versus hers bringing out books with various small and indie presses.

We talked about what we learned from our own recent book publication journeys, covering ways of making necessary industry contacts (including agents and publishers), connecting with potential readers, types of publishing models prevalent in different genres, and more.

One other topic we discussed: the importance of supporting other writers, especially as an expat. In the spirit of this camaraderie, please feel free to get in touch if you’re interested in our list of almost 100 resources and tips that we handed out about increasing your chances of getting noticed by presses big and small. There’s a private, protected form you can use to contact me here, and I’ll be happy to send them along.

Oh, and also in the spirit of expat camaraderie, here’s a picture of me, Jessica, and our lovely friend Lisa (both of whom make repeated cameos in The Good Shufu, by the way!) sharing some bubbles post-conference.

PostJWCBubbles

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4 thoughts on “Are You an Expat Interested in Publishing Your Story?

  1. How generous of you to share what you’ve learned with other writers! I’d love to have a copy if you wouldn’t mind sending me one — I’m always interested in tips from other writers regarding publication and the like.

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    1. I’d be happy to send one along, Jocelyn! Can you send me your email address through the form listed above? I know I have it in my personal email list, but I’m keeping this list separate. Tx!

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