Professional Writing Services Publishing Workshops Think Like an Editor, Publish Your Poetry Natasha will share tips, stories, and invite conversation around the path to publication. Her experiences as an editor for the small, literary journal Crab Creek Review, judge, and panelist for writing contests, residencies, awards will inform this intermediate one-day, three-hour workshop. You will leave with encouragement and guidance on how to move forward with your next packets of poetry submissions. Sunday, May 21st from 1:10-4:10 PM. Online, offered through Hugo House. Member registration begins on March 14th. General registration begins on March 21st.
Poetry Consultations Natasha shares her expertise as a former small literary journal editor, chapbook judge, and award-winning author in the form of poetry consultations. Between 2017-2018, Natasha had three chapbooks selected and published by three different publishers including Floating Bridge Press. While she strongly believes that editorial taste is subjective, she knows what makes a chapbook collection solid and likely to be chosen for publication. Chapbook poetry consultations allow for the review of up to 20 pages of poetry and are offered in two tiers of feedback. A general chapbook consultation includes commentary on how the poems are or aren't working together as a cohesive manuscript, ideas for overall improvement (including removal of specific poems and/or suggestions for writing additional pieces), along with comments on the manuscript title and order *if* the manuscript is considered ready to submit. This service costs $150 and does NOT include specific poem or line edits. An in-depth poetry manuscript consultation includes the above-mentioned benefits of a general consultation along with specific line edits (up to two hours work maximum), and three poetry chapbook markets (contests or general submission calls) selected for your collection. Specific poetry chapbook consultations cost $250.
Natasha will provide honest feedback, within the agreed upon time frame, with the goal of helping you strengthen your manuscript and chances for acceptance. While she wants ALL of her clients to succeed, she cannot guarantee that her services will translate into publication. Please do NOT email her with your poems, until you have discussed if you are a good fit for her services.
Additionally, Natasha offers poetry market advice for more advanced poets. If your work is solid, but you don't have the time or desire to navigate changing markets, Natasha will review a packet of five poems and offer you three market (online and/or print journal, anthology, and/or magazine) suggestions for $30 or five market suggestions for $50.
Readings and Lectures Natasha brings wit, passion for truth, and commitment to connect with her audience. Through a combination of storytelling and poetry, Natasha's readings invoke a deep-rooted love for her cultures, while naming the uncomfortable. With over twenty years of stage performance, Natasha encourages you to sit up, engage, and acknowledge that complacency is not an option. Natasha's rates depend upon venue location, event, and timing.