Class: Behind the Curtain: Nuts and Bolts of Small Press Publishing

Instructor: Catherine Lundoff

Behind the Curtain: The Nuts and Bolts of Small Press Publishing

Next class date: Sunday, June 13, 2021, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific Time. 

Always wondered what exactly a publisher does? Here’s your chance to find out! Join publisher Catherine Lundoff of Queen of Swords Press for a behind-the-scenes tour of what goes into soliciting manuscripts, selecting one for the publication, putting the book together and getting it out in the world. You will come away from the workshop with an understanding of the publishing process from both a small press and indie publishing perspective.


Classes are taught online and require a reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane; a webcam is suggested but not required.

Cost is $99 ($79 for Patreon supporters and former students, which includes classes/workshops with me in other venues, such as conference or convention workshops and mentoring sessions).

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You will be invoiced when the class slot is reserved.

Free scholarships: If you cannot afford a class but really want to take one, apply for a Plunkett Scholarship. Each class has three slots reserved for such students, and the sole criteria is only that you can’t currently afford the class. To apply for a Plunkett, which covers the entire cost, mail me and tell me why you want to take the class in 100 words or less. QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The Plunkett Scholarships are named for Edward Plunkett, who wrote as Lord Dunsany. Scholarships are given out on a rolling basis; I suggest getting them in sooner rather than later. You may apply for multiple classes.

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