April 19 #ArtistHotline Guest Chat: Literary Submissions & Publishing

April 19 #ArtistHotline Guest Chat: Literary Submissions & Publishing

You’re ready to share your writing with a broader audience. So what’s next?

Whether you’re looking to have a story, poem, or essay published for the first time, or you’re seeking a publisher for your book, chances are you have goals for your writing. We’re here to help you achieve them.

In addition to reading articles like Everything You Need to Know about Literary Submissions, you’ll have a chance to get literary advice directly from an expert panel on Wednesday, April 19, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST on Twitter during our #ArtistHotline Guest Chat, “Literary Submissions & Publishing.” We’ll be joined by three writers with a wide range of publishing credentials: Elisa Gabbert and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, two poets and essayists, and Lincoln Michel, editor and fiction writer.

The “Literary Submissions & Publishing” Guest Chat is intended for longtime members of the literati, brand-new writers, and visual or performing artists or filmmakers looking to share their ideas more broadly via the written word. Here are a few questions that may come up during the “Literary Submissions & Publishing” Guest Chat:

  • When is it appropriate to ask for feedback from an editor?
  • What are some best practices for keeping track of submission deadlines?
  • Can networking help get me published? If so, how?

The Guest Chat is part of #ArtistHotline, a full day tweet chat dedicated to supporting artists in their professional development. In addition to the Guest Chat, join us starting at 9:30 AM EST with all your arts career-related questions. NYFA staff and our partnering organizations around the world will be online until 5:30 PM EST to share answers, resources, and insights.

Find out more about the all-day Twitter chat here, and read on to learn about this month’s panel of guest tweeters.

Guest Chat Bios


Elisa Gabbert is a poet and essayist and the author of three collections: L’Heure Bleue, or the Judy Poems (Black Ocean, 2016), The Self Unstable (Black Ocean, 2013), and The French Exit (Birds LLC, 2010). The Self Unstable was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the best books of 2013. Elisa’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, Boston Review, Pacific Standard, Guernica, The Awl, Electric Literature, the Harvard Review, Threepenny Review, Real Life, Catapult, Jubilat, Diagram, and many other venues. She lives in Denver. 

Find Elisa tweeting @egabbert.


Lincoln Michel is the editor-in-chief of Electric Literature and the co-editor of Gigantic magazine and Gigantic Worlds, an anthology of science flash fiction. He’s the author of the story collection Upright Beasts and his fiction has appeared in Granta, Oxford American, NOON, Tin House, Pushcart Prize anthology, and elsewhere. 

Find Lincoln tweeting @TheLincoln.


Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His first collection of poems, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, was released by Button Poetry in 2016. His first collection of essays, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, is forthcoming from Two Dollar Radio in winter 2017.

Find Hanif tweeting @NifMuhammad.

Inspired by the NYFA Source Hotline, #ArtistHotline is dedicated to creating an ongoing online conversation around the professional side of artistic practice. #ArtistHotline occurs on the third Wednesday of each month on Twitter. Our goal is to help artists discover the resources needed, online and off, to develop sustainable careers. This initiative is supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

Images, from top: detail, Doug Navarra (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts ‘14); courtesy of Elisa Gabbert, Lincoln Michel, and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

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