Designed for those familiar with the personal essay form and who are already convinced of its unique power to reach the masses, this advanced workshop focuses on revising existing works, analyzing current markets and trends, and submitting for publication. You establish yourself as a professional by completing hands-on assignments rooted in the real world, participating in extensive peer review, and receiving practical support.
Course OutlineThis advanced workshop helps you polish existing essay drafts into powerful pieces suitable for publication.
Course OutlineRevise your essay drafts into powerful, sellable pieces
Analyze markets and trends to locate where your writing fits best
Learn how to submit your work for publication
Give and receive feedback in a group of collaborative peers
Course may be taken to satisfy core (Advanced) units in the Creative Nonfiction Certificate Program, or as an elective in either fiction/creative nonfiction certificate.
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Log in with your existing student account and then “add to cart”, or click “add to cart” and follow the prompts to create a new or returning student account. Then, follow the remaining instructions below:
At the “Contact Information” Page, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and initial both boxes under “Privacy Policies.” Continue Checkout.
Click “Start” on the first Application page.
On the 2nd Application page, click “Start” on the bottom left side of the page.
After that, you will be asked to upload a file as a writing sample. If you are pre-approved, check the “pre-approved” box and fill out your information. Once you finish the steps, click “Submit Application.”
NOTE: Despite being asked to enter payment information, YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED for this course unless you choose to enroll if/when you receive a notice of acceptance for the course. In other words, it’s 100% free to apply. The full course fee will be due up front to register, prior to attending the course.
Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1-2 weeks before the class is scheduled to start. In the meantime, you can also register for alternative open-enrollment course and transfer upon your acceptance.
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Submission Guidelines for Personal Essay III with Victoria Zackheim
Please submit a 3-page writing sample of nonfiction/essay work. Your submission should be double-spaced, Times New Roman, and 12-point font. Accepted file types: PDF or docx only. If you are pre-approved* by the instructor of this advanced course, please provide the following: full name, email, and telephone number.
* If the instructor is familiar with your work, you can request to be "pre-approved." The pre-approval submission waives the writing submission portion of the application, but does not guarantee admission into the advanced course.