Allen and Linda Can Help You Write and Publish Your Animal Stories

Allen and Linda Can Help You Write and Publish Your Animal Stories

Writing for the Pet Book and Magazine Market

Dates: 04/20/13-04/20/13

Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Teaching Artist: Allen Anderson and Linda Anderson

Ages: Adult

Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Reg $49.55, Mem $44.55, Low inc. $34.65

In 2009, Publishers Weekly called pet books, “…so popular that they appear bulletproof even in a down market.” Two out of three American homes have pets, and in 2012 owners spend $53 billion on their pet family members. Publishers of nonfiction books and magazines are actively looking for pet books and articles that will become their Marley & Me or Dewey the Library Cat.

In this class, you will learn how to break into the pet book and article market as a self-published or traditionally published author with a variety of angles and options-memoirs, articles, blogs, anthologies, self-help, inspirational, photo-journals, novels, and funny takes on human-pet relationships. You will find out how to build credibility with animal lovers, deal with hot-button issues, and access a platform of potential readers.

This class will include exercises to help you develop the craft of writing compelling true stories about human-animal-connection for publication or for pleasure plus a handout listing magazines and publishers that currently publish pet books and articles. Small copy fee payable to the teaching artists.

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