Join us for an evening with Rick Lax
How to Kick Rejection’s Butt!
Rick Lax has been rejected by the best of ‘em. Magazines like The New
Yorker, Esquire, and GQ. Publishers like Simon & Schuster, Random
House, and HarperCollins. They’ve all read Lax’s work, and they’ve all
turned it down.
And yet, most people would consider Rick’s writing career a success.
At 28, he’s had two memoirs published (St. Martin’s Press), and dozens
of magazine stories published (Mother Jones, Spirituality & Health,
Sojourners). He currently writes for VEGAS magazine and Las Vegas
Weekly. In other words, he’s a full-time, professional writer. He
didn’t let the rejection get in his way, and on May 19th, he’s going
to teach you how to bust through it, too.
Lax will also reveal why memoir are so easy to write, why querying
through snail mail is ludicrous, and why, sometimes, the best thing
you can do for your writing career is put your pen down for a bit.
Rick Lax is the author of Lawyer Boy: A Case Study on Growing Up, and Fool Me Once: Hustlers, Hookers, Headliners, and How Not to Get Screwed in Vegas. Lax also wrote four books that didn’t get published (Robot Poetry, Mensa Idiot, Pickup Tricks, Cats vs. Dogs), and dozens (hundreds?) of magazine articles that didn’t get picked up. He is an expert on rejection.