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Submitting to Literary Magazines

Weekend workshop. Stay tuned! Coming soon!
Sally Simon
Limited to 15 students

Weekend workshop. Coming this fall!!

In this hands-on, fun and informative workshop, author and teacher Sally Simon will unravel the mysteries of getting published in literary magazines. Over the course of a weekend, you will learn:

  • How to know when your work is ready to submit
  • How to research prospective journals
  • How to write a cover letter and bio
  • Insider submission guidelines
  • How to navigate Duotrope and Submittable
  • How to develop a tiered strategy
  • What first-level readers and editors look for (and what drives them crazy)
  • How to keep track of your submissions
  • How to handle acceptance and rejection

Sally will demonstrate and share tips and techniques for submitting, and will guide you in the submission process if you have something ready. Questions are welcomed! While participants are encouraged to bring in a piece/pieces for submission, a finished piece is not required. After this weekend, you will have the knowledge to submit on your own in the future.

This workshop is open to writers of short stories, poetry and creative nonfiction/memoir who wish to submit their work of 4000 words or less for publication.

Sally Simon is a reader for Fractured Lit and a past reader for Five Minute Lit. Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Citron Review, Emerge Lit, Flash Boulevard, Hobart, (macr)ro(mic), Roi Faineant, Multiplicity, Dribble Drabble Review, Five Minute Lit, Herstry and others. Over the last two years, she has reached her goal of more than 100 rejections per year, with 28 pieces published in 2022. Sally’s work has been nominated for EZ (Ellipsis Magazine) Best of 2022. She runs the twice-monthly “Just Hit Send” submission events at the Fairfield County Story Lab and lives in upstate New York.

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