For Teens

Submission Bootcamp: Applying for Awards, Fellowships, and Publications

$260.00
Members
$285.00
Non-members
Monday through Wednesday, August 19th - August 21st 10:30am to 3:30pm
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: Teens
12 seats max

*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]

Class Description: Rejection is a part of the writer's life, but so are acceptances - especially if you're strategic about where you apply! In this three-day intensive we'll discuss applying for fellowships, awards, and other writing opportunities. We'll also go over submitting your work to literary magazines for publication with a focus on finding opportunities that match your writing style and goals. We'll go over writing the dreaded personal statement and how to research relevant opportunities.  Bring your laptop (we have a couple of loaner laptops, too), some idea of your writing goals, and your pieces that you'd like to submit. We'll also discuss the habit of applying, dealing with rejection, simultaneous submissions, and writing cover letters. You'll leave with an in-depth understanding of application guidelines and components, a list of places to submit to, and shiny new personal statements to use in the future! 

Takeaways:
You'll leave with an in-depth understanding of application guidelines and components, a list of places to submit to, and shiny new personal statements to use in the future! 

Scholarships:
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.)

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Instructor

Marcella Haddad
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Previous Students Say

Elements

Genre

  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Young Adult & Children's Literature
  • Publishing & Promotion
  • Screenwriting
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry

Commitment Level

Low

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