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 five weeks, 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 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
Each week, Sally will demonstrate and share tips and techniques for submitting your work. Questions are welcomed! Participants are encouraged to bring in a piece/pieces for submission, though that is not required. Sally will give you assignments over the course of the workshop to help prepare for submission, but you do not have to do them. The goal is to have you submit at least one piece of writing to a literary journal, and have the knowledge to submit on your own in the future.
This workshop is open to all writers of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction/memoir who wish to submit their work 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” events at the Fairfield County Story Lab and lives in upstate New York.