Workshop Description

Publishing (or what I like to call it, “the business of books”) can be a difficult journey to navigate. Finding and working with the right editor is imperative for creating a strong manuscript that is ready for querying literary agents, sending to writing competitions, or venturing into self-publishing. In this workshop, attendees will learn about the various types of editing, the differences in editing styles across genres, and will leave with a list of resources that will prove helpful as they continue pursuing publication.

About Tyra Douyon

Tyra Douyon is an Atlanta-based writer, editor, and educator. She earned her B.A. in English Education and is pursuing her M.A. in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University. After three years as a high school teacher, she now works as a professional editor and author. She is the founder and editorial director of Write House Books, a company that offers editing services to authors that focus on uplifting underrepresented communities in their work, and is a Writer/Editor for Gallopade International and The Headlight Review. She writes poetry and fiction that highlight the effects of mental health and the intersection of Afro-Caribbean and American identity. Her writing has appeared in Josephine Quarterly, The Headlight Review, Paper Dragon, Storm Cellar, and others and she was recently accepted into the 2022 cohort of the TinHouse Writer’s Workshop. You can find her filling her shopping cart with too many flowers, running late to Jiu-Jitsu practice, and visiting national parks with her dog, Mya. Website: