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Saturday, September 9 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Living the Dream: How to get your boating and cruising stories published

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For many boaters, the dream of cruising their local waters or around the world also includes writing and publishing stories along the way to keep the kitty topped up. Fortunately, whether it's on your own blog or through magazines and websites, there has never been a better time to share stories with other boaters — editors and publishers are hungry for fresh new content! The problem, though, is in taking the first steps to getting published. In this informational seminar, I'll delve into the background of how I became a maritime writer and editor and then will offer tips and guidance for how aspiring writers can do the same. Topics will include: realities of the industry, what magazine editors are looking for, everyday steps to achieving the larger goal of publishing, creating polished content, turning your passion into stories, pitching your ideas and what to expect while going through the submission process. 


Andy Cross

Andy Cross is partner and managing editor of Three Sheets Northwest. Along with his wife and two sons, he cruises and races full-time in the Pacific Northwest aboard a 1984 Grand Soleil 39 called Yahtzee. He was formerly the managing editor of Blue Water Sailing magazine and his articles... Read More →

Saturday September 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Adventure Stage Maritime West