Pitching for Publication: Get Your Voice Out There!
*Note: Parents/guardians must complete this permission form online if your teen is under 18.* Unlike previous forms, you only need to fill this out ONE TIME, not for every class. If you cannot remember whether you have already filled it out, please email [email protected] and we will check for you!
If you do not complete the form, registrations could be voided and the cancellation policy will apply. If the student is 18, simply let us know at [email protected]
You have a unique voice and a lot to say, so you should make yourself heard! One way to help get your voice out there and build a platform for your writing is by publishing work in mainstream venues where your stories will get noticed. Pitching essays to newspapers and print and online magazines is a skill that comes with its own rules and guidelines. This class will teach you how to pitch essays, target audiences, and adapt your work to appeal to mainstream publications. During this week-long class, we will examine and break down published work as a way to identify the elements and structure of what makes an essay appealing to mainstream places. We'll explore publications that are explicitly looking for young voices, and you'll practice writing content to pitch them. Feel free to bring in something that you are working on for feedback, though it is not required.
You will go home with handouts of places you can pitch your writing, at least three ideas you can submit (as well as publications you can pitch them to), and plenty of inspiration!
Classes marked as “full” can still have scholarship spots available. So apply!
GrubStreet is happy to be able to offer some full scholarships for our teen writing camps. Please wait to hear from our Scholarship committee before registering for the class, as scholarships cannot be applied retroactively. Scholarships are distributed on a rolling basis, right up to 48 hours before class start. However, the sooner you apply, the better your chances of receiving a scholarship.
Who Should Register?
For writers ages 13 - 18 ONLY. Writing notebooks are available, but feel free to bring your own.
Remember, parents/guardians must also complete this permission form online before the start of the class. Otherwise, registrations could be voided and the cancellation policy will apply. If the student is 18, simply let us know at [email protected]
*If you are registering on behalf of your teen, add their email information in the “For a Friend or Child?” field on the right-hand side of the screen before you check out. This will send them a direct link and reminder to create their own profile with GrubStreet.
(After adding the class to your cart, click "Checkout" and click “Add” next to “For a Friend or Child?” on the right-hand side to fill in their email. This is an easy way of linking the class to your child and encourages them to create their own account.)
Previous Students Say
- Personal Essay