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LIVE STREAM: Prepare for Traditional Publishing with Kristina Schulz

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Learn how to navigate the complex world of publishing so you understand the business behind it and submit your manuscript with confidence.

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with Kristina Schulz


To attend the face-to-face version of the event, buy your tickets here

To make your live stream experience as smooth as possible, please take the time to read 'How to Connect to the Live Stream' and the FAQs below. 

“Prepare For Traditional Publishing was a fantastic workshop providing so many valuable insights into publishing and the do's and don'ts when submitting work to publishers. Kristina Schulz's extensive experience and her open, honest and engaging style made for a thoroughly interesting and enjoyable workshop.” -  previous participant.

Learn how to navigate the complex world of publishing so you understand the business behind it and submit your manuscript with confidence.

How do you know when your manuscript is ready to go out into the world? How do you pick a publisher or agent to approach? What's a pitch? How do you write one? How do you know what to do when you have never done any of this before?

If you have a project you think is ready to be published, or if you plan to traditionally publish your current work-in-progress, this seminar will walk you through the process of getting there. With over 20-year of industry experience working as an editor and publisher in Australia and overseas, Kristina Schulz will offer you professional advice, guidance, and tips to help navigate the complex world of publishing.

Learning Outcomes:

This seminar will cover the following topics:

  • An overview of publishers in Australia
  • The role of publishers and agents
  • How to find the right publisher or agent for your work
  • How to know if your manuscript is ready to submit
  • What's a pitch and a synopsis?
  • Questions and answers about solicited vs. unsolicited manuscripts and submission guidelines
  • Common mistakes authors make when submitting their work


This is a hybrid seminar with a focus on sustainability and engagement; it is a live stream recording of a face-to-face course. It is a level 2 course, suitable for intermediate writers and above.

More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.

About Kristina:

Kristina Schulz has worked as an editor and publisher for over twenty years in Brisbane, Sydney, New York, and London. Most recently she was the Children’s and Young Adult Publisher at the University of Queensland Press (UQP). Kristina has spoken at writers’ festivals and conferences, contributed to industry boards and panels, judged writers’ prizes, and has helped authors and illustrators at pitching sessions and with manuscript feedback, structural work, editing and mentoring. She loves working with Australian voices and is always drawn to books with strong themes and stories with heart. She is passionate about getting books into the hands of readers and would love to see a teacher-librarian in every school around the country.

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How to Connect to the Live Stream:

When you buy a ticket, you will receive two emails. One will be your receipt from Eventbrite. The other will be an email from Queensland Writers Centre on behalf of Crowdcast, our live stream provider. The latter email will thank you for registering for the course and provide you with a link to the video. A representation of this email is below; the 'Visit Event' button will take you to the live stream's landing page.

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It is only through this link in which you may access the live stream, so it is important that you check that you have received it. In case you misplace this email, you will receive another email with the live stream link 10 minutes before the course is scheduled to start. If you don't receive the initial email when you buy the ticket, contact us on 07 3842 9922 or at admin@qldwriters.org.au.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Unless otherwise stated, Queensland Writers Centre workshops and events are suitable for participants aged 16 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age, please check with us for suitability before purchasing a ticket.

Can I ask the instructor questions as a live stream viewer?

We will have a live stream facilitator monitoring the chat section, so if there is a recurring question being asked, that employee will ask the instructor on the viewers' behalf. Naturally, the instructor will also provide time to answer such questions; however, depending on the number of live stream viewers, for the tutor to answer everyone's question within the time allocated can be a challenge, so please understand.

What should prepare for the event?

We suggest having either a pen and paper or electronic note-taking device as you watch the live stream.

How do I access the event?

Once you have purchased a ticket on Eventbrite, you will receive two emails: one from Eventbrite confirming your purchase and another from the live stream provider, Crowdcast, with your unique link to the live stream. If you do not receive two emails, please check your spam folder or else please contact QWC.

Can I playback the live stream after the event has happened?

Yes! You will have access to the live stream for seven days after the event. If you are watching the playback after the live stream, please keep in mind that you won't be able to use the chat feature and ask questions to the presenter. For the best experience, we highly recommend watching live. After seven days your access will be revoked. You cannot purchase access to the live stream after the physical event has started. 

What am I allowed to say in the group chat?

The group chat is a fantastic way to interact and collaborate with other online participants, the QWC live stream facilitator, and the presenter. We expect members to be courteous and respectful in the group chat. The same behaviour you would conduct yourself in person at a QWC event is expected online. The QWC live stream facilitator will ban any participants who don't abide by these rules so other participants can enjoy the event. If you are banned you will not be refunded the admission.

How do I improve the video quality of my live stream?

Every live stream is broadcasted in high definition. To watch the live stream in the best quality, select the gear icon in the bottom left of the video and select the highest possible resolution (in most cases this is 720p).

What internet browser should I use?

Our live stream provider, Crowdcast, recommends using Google Chrome to watch the live stream. However, the live stream does support Firefox, Opera, Edge, and Safari.

Can I watch the live stream on my mobile device?

On Android, Crowdcast can be used with Chrome for Android or Firefox for Android.

On iOS, you can use the Crowdcast app or view in your favourite Mobile browser!

If using the app, you can access the event by clicking the link sent to your email on your device and this will open the event in the app.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 or email us at admin@qldwriters.org.au

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