Past Meetup

"Submit It or Quit It" Panel and Kick Off


Jersey City Writers (JCW) will host a panel and discussion for writers on how to get their short stories published. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 30, at Indiegrove, 121 Newark Ave., 5th Floor, Jersey City, NJ, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Local writers will detail their experience with getting short stories published in local, national and international media outlets. The panel will also discuss:

• Beginning the submission process

• Finding a market for your short story

• Staying organized and tracking on your submissions

Host and Panelist Carol Deminski has been published in small press literary magazines including Word Riot, PANK, Metazen (Canada), Dogzplot, and Foundling Review. Read Deminski’s blog at (

Moderator Adriana Rambay Fernandez has been a writer and communications professional since 1998. She has won awards for her work as a journalist covering local news, the arts and politics in Hudson County, NJ. You can learn more about Fernandez at (

Guest Panelist Nancy Méndez-Booth is a fiction writer. She teaches writing and Latina/o literature and culture in New York and New Jersey. Her work has appeared in print and online, including Jersey City Independent (, Jet Fuel Review, KGB Bar Lit Magazine, Philadelphia Stories, Poets & Writers, etc.. She blogs regularly at .

Guest Panelist Meg Merriet is a writer of short stories, novels and plays. Her short story “The Bedfellow” was published in the Spring 2014 issue of The Antigonish Review, a literary journal produced by St. Francis Xavier University. She currently lives in Jersey City and is developing the play “The Shapeshifter” for the first No Peeking production.

There is a suggested $10 donation at the door.

This workshop kicks off JCW's Submit It or Quit It month long event where JCW challenges its member writers to submit their works for publication.