If you've given the matter some thought and decided that publishing with a small press might be right for you, the next logical question might be how to go about finding a small press that will be interested in publishing your work.
If I have a question or concern about one of my books, I can call my publisher and ask.
The worst reason I can think of to stick with a project is money.
A writer can get the most out of a writers conference by forgetting about the agents and the pitch and concerns about getting published.
Using specific terminology can help members of your writing group provide specific feedback to each other and move beyond general comments like, “It was good, but something was missing.”
Here's a bit of shameless self-promotion... It's an interview I did with Elizabeth Spencer, a member of the writing workshop I moderated a couple of years back. Elizabeth is a graduate student at Temple University, and she was kind enough to invite me to submit a manuscript to the grad program's new online journal, Tinge.…Read more Confessions of a “Literary Juggler”
I’d rather work with a student who did something interesting and got it all wrong than one who did everything by the book and got it all boring.