How to Get Published: A Workshop for Scholars, Graduates, and Students

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How to Get Published: A Workshop for Scholars, Graduates, and Students

Time: June 26, 2010 from 9:30am to 5pm
Location: Palo Alto
Street: 1069 East Meadow Circle
City/Town: Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: Contact Marguerite at delphimystery@gmail.com.
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
Latest Activity: May 30, 2010

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This workshop is open to people from any school or walk of life. It is led by Marguerite Rigoglioso, Ph.D., author and university instructor

YOU MAY ATTEND JUST MORNING OR AFTERNOON, OR BOTH.

Morning session (9:30 to 12:30 p.m.): How to publish academically oriented articles in journals and quality publications.

Afternoon session (2 to 5 p.m.): How to get a thesis, dissertation, or manuscript published as a book.

Topics covered in morning session:

• Turning a paper or idea into a publishable article: honing, toning, framing, working with an editor

• Identifying the right journal or publication for your piece

• Considering peer-reviewed versus non-peer reviewed publications

• Navigating publication submissions guidelines

• Writing the query letter

• The question of multiple submissions

• Handling rejections and moving on

Topics covered in afternoon session:

• Transforming the thesis or dissertation into a marketable manuscript: cutting, tweaking, working with an editor

• Evaluating the merits and drawbacks of self-publishing

• Identifying the right publisher(s) for your book

• Navigating publishers’ submissions guidelines

• Creating a book prospectus

• Writing the query letter

• The question of multiple submissions

• Handling rejections and moving on

Cost: Morning session only--$40; afternoon session only--$40; both sessions together--$60 (a $20 discount).

Reservations and payment options: Reservations for attendance must be made in advance. Contact Marguerite, delphimystery@gmail.com.

Questions?--Contact Marguerite Rigoglioso, delphimystery@gmail.com.

About the instructor: Marguerite Rigoglioso, PhD, turned several of her graduate papers into published articles and transformed her doctoral dissertation into two plus books. The first is the groundbreaking volume The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece (Palgrave Macmillan 2009), which reveals the existence of an entire network of priestesses dedicated to miraculous conception in Mediterranean antiquity. The second, Virgin Mother Goddesses of Antiquity (Palgrave Macmillan), will be released in September. A third is in progress. Marguerite worked a chapter of her master’s thesis into an article published in the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion on the cult to Demeter and Persephone at Lake Pergusa in Sicily, which was given an honorable mention for the journal’s New Scholar Award. Her academic articles have also appeared in the anthologies Societies of Peace and She Is Everywhere! Vol. 1, as well as Feminist Theology, Trivia, The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, and other publications. Marguerite is the editor of Where to Publish Articles on Women’s Studies, Feminist Religious Studies, and Feminist/Womanist Topics. Marguerite teaches courses on women and religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and Dominican University. She has been a freelance writer with numerous university, corporate, and nonprofit clients for the past 24 years. She holds a doctorate in humanities and a master’s in philosophy and religion from CIIS, as well as an A.B. in psychology, with high honors, from Vassar College.

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