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 email@example.com.
Jennifer Lewis is a writer, editor, and the publisher of Red Light Lit. Her debut short story collection, The New Low, was published in 2022 by Nomadic Press, where her short story, “New Low,” was the winner of the Bindle Award in 2018. In 2020, she won 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.
- Live Zoom Meeting: Sunday, January 28, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Jennifer is amazing. She makes the most of our time together. I have learned so much! She is encouraging, very prepared.