December 7 • 7:00 PM (EST) - 9:00 PM (EST)
About the workshop
You have an essay, short story, poem, or hybrid piece polished and ready to share with the world. But where? And how?
Getting published in a literary journal isn’t like entering a lottery. It’s not a matter of chance or luck. Getting published is a process. Whether you are an experienced writer who wants to publish more, new to submitting and getting ready to send out your first piece or looking for new outlets for writing that is stalled, it’s the same process.
In this two-hour presentation, taught by Andrea A. Firth, you will learn the steps to follow and the tools and resources to use to submit and be accepted in literary magazines. Plus, you will gain the motivation and encouragement to get started, unstuck, and publish more. Rejection is part of the process, and we'll talk about how to avoid it, manage it, and use it to your advantage. We will create a clear and manageable plan for you to follow and introduce you to a range of potential literary outlets for your writing. And there will be ample opportunity to ask questions.
What you will learn
- Why submit and how to set realistic goals - Determine if your writing is ready and learn how to get it there - Identify the right literary magazines for your work - Guidelines, cover letters, and author bios - How to create a routine submission process and track it all - What happens once you hit "Submit" - What about rejection? (It's ok. We’ll learn from it and review next steps.) - Publication rights and working with an editor
- A PDF of the course slides with clickable links - A guide with links to the resources and journals covered in the course. - A recording of the class
If you can't attend this class live, it will be recorded! Students will receive a recording the day after the class, and it will be available for 30 days.
About the instructor
Andrea A. Firth is a writer, editor, and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been a freelance writer for over twenty-five years and has taught writing in both the college and community settings. She is an editor for the Brevity Blog. Andrea is also cofounder of Diablo Writers’ Workshop where she teaches creative writing, provides editorial consulting, and supports a vibrant writing community. Andrea has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Saint Mary’s College of California. Her writing focus is personal essay, literary journalism and hybrid work. She was a finalist for the Missouri Review's 2021 Perkoff Prize in Nonfiction, and you can read a selection of her writing at her website and find her on Instagram.
Learn how to navigate the world of lit mags and get published