Learn why building an online presence of articles and publications will help your career
Get tips on how to find publishing outlets for your projects and how to approach them
Discover best practices for writing a compelling pitch
Develop a template for a pitch letter you can adapt and use beyond the lecture
About this course:
In today’s competitive and ever-changing literary environment, it is crucial for writers to build an online presence. Publishing personal essays, micro-nonfiction or reported stories well before finishing a manuscript, or signing a book deal allows authors to develop a niche while establishing themselves as experts in their field of interest. In this course, writers learn how to find and research publications, how to approach editors seeking content, and how to write a winning pitch. Using real-world examples of successful pitch letters and proven strategies, this class is part lecture, part hands-on workshop. Students will walk away with a readymade pitch letter, a template for moving forward, and a list of resources to help place future stories.
Spring 2023 Schedule
Date & Time
Saturday 10:00AM - 1:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens April 29, 2023 12:00:00 AM)
Enrollment opens two weeks prior to the event. Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.
This course is held via video teleconference. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer a live class meeting at the designated time. Students must be present at the course meeting time to participate in the class.
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Sat May 13, 2023
10:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
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