Author Archives: Kiera Hufford

John Killacky’s “Embodied Voice: Video Narratives”

Interview by Lenny Farrell   Editor’s Note: A retrospective of John R. Killacky’s videos will be on view Jan. 19 through Feb. 16, 2018 at the Champlain College Art Gallery. Killacky, executive director of the Flynn Center, has made numerous films and videos in his hybrid career.   The opening reception with the artist will […]

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Ian Frisch Talks Magic and Publishing

Professional Writing ’09 graduate Ian Frisch recently landed a book deal for his nonfiction novel about the underground world of magic. He will be visiting Champlain for a Q&A from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on October 26 in CCM 221 to discuss his book and the publishing process.   “In 2015, I was researching […]

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Amazon Books: Infiltrating the Heart of the Industry

A little over a year ago, Jess talked with you guys about Amazon moving into their own space—the beginning of the online empire’s physical reign over the bookselling industry. Initially opening in Seattle, Amazon Books was (supposedly) intended to give book-buyers a more traditional experience, compared to books showing up in boxes on your doorstep after […]

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Champlain Professors Discuss Writer’s Block

Lately, we’ve been into publishing content that can help you out in your career, including posts about exploitation and technical freelancing tips. Something we rarely ever do, though, is reach out to the professors who gave us the knowledge that we’re passing onto you. I decided to reach out to the writing professors here at […]

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Ask Yourself: Do We Really Need Small Presses?

Small presses—otherwise known as indie publishers—are a lot of people’s go-to for their first novel, anthology, etc. Why? Because it’s hard to get a deal with one of the Big Five. They have to see potential in you as an author and, frankly, it’s a little intimidating—especially since they’re known to give unprecedented multi-million dollar […]

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Playing in the Game of Exploitation

Writing can be a dangerous business—especially when you’re inexperienced. Young writers are hungry for exposure and for opportunities to make themselves known, and I’ll openly admit that I’m no exception. Seeing my name in a byline is satisfying, no matter where the piece is published, and it’s a feeling I haven’t gotten tired of.   […]

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Champlain Writer’s Newsletter

Welcome to the Champlain Writer’s newsletter! Each edition features a new selection of places to submit, tools for writers, and prompts (for those suffering from the dreaded writer’s block). Check out the upcoming events to see what’s happening on or around campus.   Where Can I Submit My Work?   Some of the featured magazines […]

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The Unique Position of Our Generation

Self-publishing is on the rise. Brick-and-mortar stores are going out of business. Amazon and ebooks are becoming more popular. Already-established authors are having trouble getting novels published the traditional way and are searching for new options. So what does all this mean for us up-and-coming writers?   Because of the advancements in technology, authors can […]

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Champlain Writer’s Newsletter

Welcome to the Champlain Writer’s newsletter! Each edition features a new selection of places to submit, tools for writers, and prompts (for those suffering from the dreaded writer’s block). Check out the upcoming events to see what’s happening on or around campus.   Where Can I Submit My Work?   Some of the featured magazines […]

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A Personal Thank You From CCPI

By now you’ve probably heard a little bit about Publishing: Digitized and Personalized (if not a lot). For those who have been living under rocks and in caves, Publishing: Digitized and Personalized is our most recent publication and, if you were anywhere on the first or second floor of Champlain’s CCM Building on Friday, February 3, you probably heard […]

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