NIU to hold publishing workshop

Published: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 5:30 a.m.CDT

The Northern Illinois University Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programmingoffice will hold a workshop titled “Publishing with an Academic Press” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14 in Founders MemorialLibrary room 297, DeKalb.

The workshop will be led by Linda Manning, director of the NIU Press.

“Publishing with an Academic Press” will address such topics as writing an effective cover letter and proposal; understanding the review process and board approval; negotiating an effective contract; preparing for publication; and working with your press’s marketing manager to promote your book.

Participants will have opportunities to study successful examples as well as to engage in hands-on and interactive activities. Ample time will be allowed for questions and discussion. Attendees also will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

The registration form is available online at:

For more information, contact the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming by phone at 815-753-5200 or email at

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