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You’re ready to get your work out there. Now what? “The multifaceted publishing world can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be!” says instructor Jennifer Lewis. “This three-hour class will equip writers with the knowledge and practical tools they need to confidently submit their work to contests, literary journals, and small presses.”

For beginning through more experienced writers, this class aims to demystify the sometimes confusing process of getting published while offering real-world insights and inspiration for success. Jennifer will take you through the publishing process from start to finish, including figuring out which journals and presses are right for your work, writing a cover letter and bio, and formatting your manuscript for submission. You’ll learn about various online tools and resources available for organizing and tracking submissions and get quick, hands-on experience with a couple of them. During group discussion, Jennifer will emphasize why it’s important to rack up rejections and she’ll address the vulnerability of submitting work.

Jennifer says, “In addition to winning literary contests and publishing my short story collection with a small press, I’ve worked at a literary journal and run a small press. I’m excited to share the inside scoop from the writer’s side and the publisher’s side.”


About The Writing Salon's Online Zoom Classes

You will be able to participate in live class meetings via Zoom videoconference. To attend classes, you'll need a phone, tablet or computer and access to the internet. You can participate in the class from wherever you'd like, whether on your living room couch or in your office. Before your class meets, you'll receive an email from The Writing Salon with more information about Zoom and your remote class. If you have any questions about remote learning, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at hello@writingsalons.com.



    Jennifer Lewis is a writer, editor, and the publisher of Red Light Lit. Her debut short story collection, The New Low, is published by Black Lawrence Press. Jennifer won the Nomadic Press Bindle Award for her short story, “New Low,” and the Los Angeles Review Flash Fiction award for “Put a Teat in It.” She received her MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State University in May 2015. She teaches at The Writing Salon in San Francisco.

  1. Live Zoom Meeting: Saturday, June 01, 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Jennifer is amazing. She makes the most of our time together. I have learned so much! She is encouraging, very prepared.

    Vilma V.
  • This workshop exceeded my expectations. Jennifer packed a lot of quality content into the three hours. I'm thankful that I decided to sign up. I will definitely be considering more classes through the Salon!

    Paul S.
  • This is the third Jennifer Lewis class I've taken through The Writing Salon - creative nonfiction and short story being the first two - and I could, well, get wordy with my praise of Jennifer's teaching style and ability, but put quite simply - imo she has a true gift for teaching. I will add (can't resist - I'm a writer) that time and again she has impressed me to the point of being kind of blown away with her seemingly innate ability to encourage, praise - quite often with genuine admiration, one writer toward another - and gently but oh so valuably constructively criticize. And all that on the fly. And on Zoom.

    Tanis O.
  • Jennifer provided us with a wealth of resources, advice, and encouragement!!

    Elizabeth K.
  • It was phenomenal - honestly the best learning experience I can remember. Beautifully organized and presented, super collegial and unintimidating. I got so much important information, and even better - encouragement.

    Amy B.


Sat, June 1
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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Jennifer Lewis


Online (SF Zoom)
Live Remote Meetings, ZOOM
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Cancellation Policy

10 days or more before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 10% fee OR a refund minus a 20% fee.

3-9 days before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 20% fee OR a refund minus a 30% fee.

2 days or less before the start date for a class, the registrant will not receive a credit or a refund.

The Writing Salon cannot offer refunds, credits, or makeup sessions for classes a student might miss.

In the event of an emergency, we may consider a refund or credit, whether partial or full. We review these requests on a case-by-case basis, and we ask that you notify us as near as possible to the start date for the class.

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