Accepted: Getting Your Stories and Books Published
You’ve been through the workshop ringer, revised and restructured that early draft, and your final draft is ready. Now what? This course 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 six weeks, each participant will submit twice: an early draft and then a revision of that story. Our class time will be divided between workshops, hands-on breakdowns of published work, and practical advice about what editors at journals and magazines might be looking for. Writers will also have the opportunity to 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 and an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the instructor to further discuss their story and/or their specific writing goals and plans. Alongside workshop stories, we will read and discuss published works by authors like Toni Cade Bambara, Julio Cortazar, Michael Schoch, Camille Bordas, Padgett Powell and more.
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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