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How to Make Money as a Freelance Writer

Friday, December 8th, from 6:00pm-9:00pm (ET).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
This class is full

Whether writing a book review, building a collection of essays, crafting opinion pieces, or reporting on an event, students in this three-hour seminar will learn tips and strategies on how to make money as a freelance writer. Through in-class exercises—including pitching editors and identifying helpful resources and listservs—participants will understand how to use excerpts from their in-progress books and other writings, and how to leverage their expertise, to land paid writing gigs. We’ll also discuss how fiction and nonfiction writers alike can use journalism to raise awareness around current writings and cultivate an even broader audience. There will be opportunities for students to share challenges and goals for their writing and gain feedback and advice. Expect to leave the class with ideas on how to use excerpts, conduct research, and apply personal experiences and expertise to make money as a freelance writer. 

While most of the class will cover how to pitch nonfiction writing, writers of all genres will be able to learn how to take advantage of these skills to grow their publications (and paychecks).

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. 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!

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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Jacquinn Sinclair
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  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "Lots of Practical Tips"


  • Lecture
  • Q&A
  • Class Discussion
  • Computer or Tablet Recommended


  • Short Fiction
  • Literary Journalism
  • Nonfiction
  • Publishing & Promotion
  • Professional Development & Skills

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