With Vici Johnstone
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | (30 minute sessions – 6 spots)
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $100
Writers are invited to send in their manuscripts one month in advance of the festival, and then meet with publisher Vici Johnstone (Caitlin Press) at the festival for a 30 minute, private review of their non-fiction manuscript. Vici will discuss how to better prepare the submission for publication, and how the idea can be better developed to capture the interest of a publisher. This might include: restructuring the content; expanding on themes, or filling in the gaps; whether the book needs photos or illustrations and if so who is responsible for them and when should they start the research; does it need end notes, index, bibliography etc. Discussion may also include who the market is and how and why a publisher will critique or select according to mandate. Spaces are limited to six spots.