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13 Ways For Authors To Avoid Being Blacklisted

By Chris Stewart
As someone who organizes readings and a large literary arts festival with workshops, author appearances, and exhibitors, over the last ten years I have developed a list of writers who I will not work with again. And rest assured, I’m not the only one who does this.
Why? Because they didn’t follow directions. It’s that simple. Who's on it? Writers who acted like the organizer/staff were their personal assistant/manager. 
Take note of the following ways to avoid this blacklist and be a true professional!

KNOW YOUR OWN SCHEDULE
Double booking is such a big no-no we can’t believe you’re not aware of this already yourself. Whatever you have to do to make sure you know the days you are already booked: DO IT. Back out of our event at the last minute because you “forgot” you already had a gig? You’re on the list.
SEND THE REQUIRED INFORMATION
It should be no surprise to you that we need your bio and right away—possibly a short one and a long one. We also need a high reso…