How To Get Published

Date: November 25, 2021

Time & Duration: 5:30 to 7:30 PM EST (2 hrs)

Location: Hart House Debates Room

Cost: Free

Event Contact: Emily Hurmizi and Matthew Lee

Want to know how to get published? Back by popular demand, the HHSL&LC ‘s “How to Get Published” Panel invites publishers and writers to share their experiences with the publishing industry and provide insight to emerging writers seeking to get their creative work (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) published. This event gets to the heart of the publishing industry and everything that an emerging writer needs to succeed.

The invaluable panel with editors and writers will feature a moderated panel discussion and Q & A session, where the panelists will answer audience questions about writing and publishing. Topics covered will include publishing options, the steps necessary to get published, and industry secret advice.

This panel event is intended for emerging writers and students in all fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc. But we welcome all members of the community to attend.

There will be limited in-person seating avaliable in the Debates Room of Hart House. We will also stream the event via Zoom for online participants.

Event Schedule

5:45 – Moderated Panel Discussion

6:30 – Break

6:40 – Questions and Answer

Accessibility information: Due to the ongoing campus construction, please enter Hart House through the accessible entrance at Tower Road from Hoskin Avenue. This is the only entrance to Hart House. Access to Hart House Circle from Tower Road remains closed. After your visit to Hart House, you can exit through the accessible doors at the Founder’s Prayer. There is also an exit at North Lane, most convenient for the use of visitors to Hart House Fitness Centre or The Hair Place.

Speaker Biographies

Pia Singhal is an acquiring editor with ECW Press, where she’s working on building a full list. So far, she has acquired a novel about the link between colonization and humanitarian work, a memoir by a former CTV reporter about the traumatic effects of crime reporting on victims, a book about the small ways we can redefine masculinity to become healthier for everyone who interacts with it, and a gothic horror about a biracial Vancouverite trapped on a small island with white supremacists. Prior to joining ECW, she worked at Westwood Creative Artists Ltd. with Jackie Kaiser, and at the beloved Type Books where she occasionally still hangs out. She strongly recommends the following reads: The Seas by Samantha Hunt, and In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado.

Tali Voron (she/her) is the Founder and Publisher at The Soap Box Press, an independent micro-press based in Toronto, that focuses on providing an accessible platform and community for emerging writers and creatives. Tali is also a freelance editor and the Editorial Assistant at Coach House Books. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto where she majored in English, and completed her Master of Arts in Literatures of Modernity at Ryerson University.

Silmy Abdullah is a Bangladeshi Canadian author and lawyer based in Toronto. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Toronto and completed her law degree at the University of Ottawa. Silmy is the author of Home of the Floating Lily, a collection of eight short stories that highlight the Bengali immigrant experience in Toronto. Set in both Canada and Bangladesh, the stories follow the lives of a few families as they navigate the complexities of migration, displacement, love, friendship, and familial conflict.

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