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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Teen (13–18)
  • YAWP/Teen
  • 1 Week

Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): Publishing Your Short Work: Submission Tips to Get Your Work Out There!

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  • $0.00 Non-Member
  • $0.00 Member

Class Description

Whether your genre is fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, submitting to journals and magazines should become a regular part of your writing life. The act of sending work out, however, can feel daunting and confusing. What are the best publications for emerging writers? When is the ideal time to submit? Should I include a cover letter? What does it mean if I get a form rejection?

In this seminar, we will discuss the entire submission process in detail. From determining when your writing is ready to be considered for publication, to familiarizing yourself with the lit journals and magazines landscape, you will be provided with resources, examples, strategies, and tips that will ensure your submissions are taken seriously. You will leave this course with a concrete plan for submitting your own work and a clear sense of what you can expect going forward. Writing notebooks will be available, but feel free to bring your own. For writers age 13 - 18 ONLY.

Join GrubStreet’s Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP), a FREE creative writing workshop for Boston-area high schoolers. Our students come from a wide variety of high schools in the Boston area and enjoy cool writing exercises, mingling with fellow young writers, snacks, and an optional open mic. After four great years, YAWP has already been recognized by the Boston Globe as Boston's hub for writing teenagers. You must be 13-18 years to register.

Parents/guardians must also complete this permission form online before the start of the class.

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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.)

Scholarships Format/Location

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

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!