Accepted: Getting Your Stories and Books Published - Remote!

Saturday, June 19th, 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

You’ve been through the workshop ringer, revised and restructured that early draft, and your final draft is ready. Now what? This seminar will cover all the murky, daunting steps between your first sentence and your first acceptance: submission letters, researching journals, dealing with rejections, and how to break through the slush pile. In this three-hour seminar, students will read and analyze published work, discuss the revision process and understand clearly when a piece is ready for submission, and receive practical advice about what editors at journals and magazines might be looking for. Writers will also have the opportunity to workshop a story or the opening pages of a book they wish to publish for on-the-spot feedback, along with specific writing goals and plans.

All participants will complete and revise query/cover letters to agents and book contests if they are interested in publishing full-length story collections or novels. Each participant will finish with a story and query/cover letter ready to submit to publications. Alongside workshop stories, we will read and discuss published works by authors like Toni Cade Bambara, Julio Cortazar, and Camille Bordas.

This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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  • Computer or Tablet Recommended
  • Class Discussion
  • Lecture
  • Craft Lessons


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  • Professional Development & Skills

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