Publishing Reimagined

(c) June Perkins

Extract from my Article,  “Publishing Reimagined – Discoveries of a Multiplatform Storyteller” Vol 1, Issue 8, pp 40-48

“Stories are important because they can inspire, challenge and transform the person creating or experiencing them: to do this for more than their creators they need to connect with an audience.

The journey to find an audience for even hard working and talented writers can be a long and arduous one, full of rejections, and a long wait before publication.

However, if one reimagines the publishing process and sees it as existing far beyond and prior to a printed page, and the big publishers in the world, the journey itself can be purposeful, educative and integral to the development of your creative abilities.  One can make one’s own luck!

In my personal journey as a writer looking for her audience I have avoided boxes of fitting into a single art form, genre, and working on a single platform, to make the following discoveries.

You can effectively publish through reading a poem in an open public reading: on radio, or in person and sometimes dramatizing it.

A poem need not be a static, a never changed creation, but can be one which an audience help shape.  It is especially fun to do this with reading to children or even anti-poetry fans, who are so honest in their responses!  If you can win them over in your reading you know the poem has done well in reaching a wider audience.  ”

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