How to Submit to Literary Magazines


Learn how to submit your work for publication in literary magazines in this practical workshop with advice, techniques, and resources to help you.

Remote Instruction
Starting at $30.00
As few as 1 day

What you can learn.

  • Learn to identify outlets that may be receptive to your writing
  • Create a submission plan for your work and accurately track submissions
  • Learn how different kinds of rejections can help you achieve acceptance
  • Get advice on coping with rejection and motivating yourself to keep going

About this course:

It’s always exciting to complete a short story, an essay, or a poem. Now it’s time to get your writing out into the world! But getting published can seem more intimidating than writing. How do you figure out where to send your work, and how do you withstand the inevitable rejection that comes with submission? In this three-hour seminar, we discuss the ins and outs of submitting to literary magazines, including how to target the best journals for your work, create a tiered submission plan, keep track of submissions, and follow up on “promising” rejections. We also discuss ways to keep yourself submitting despite rejection until you find the ideal home for your manuscript.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Saturday 10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Colette Sartor
48 days left. Enroll by Apr 24, 2021
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Internet access required. 

This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.

Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 23, 2021
Sat Apr 24, 2021
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
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