Putting Together a Pamphlet workshop session with Rachel Piercey
The way we select, order and present our work can seriously impact the way an editor receives and reads it. In this workshop, we will discuss the art of assembling, formatting and submitting poems for a pamphlet, and then put it into action. Each participant will roughly order their own pamphlet, select sample poems to send, and create a pithy, unique description of their writing or project, designed to catch an editor’s attention. Please bring a notebook, two examples of pamphlets you think are particularly well-constructed, approximately 25 pages of poems (each poem on its own page or pages, if you’re bringing separate poems), and any questions you may have!
Rachel Piercey has edited dozens of pamphlets and anthologies for independent publisher the Emma Press, winner of the 2016 Michael Marks Award for Poetry Publishers. She has taught for The Poetry School and worked with The Poetry Society, Pop Up Projects, Southbank Centre and Poet in the City. Her own poems have been published in The Rialto, Magma, Poetry News, The Interpreter’s House and The Poetry Review and she has two pamphlets with the Emma Press.
(This is one of two workshops The Poetry Society will be running at Free Verse Poetry Book and Magazine Fair)