Path to Publication Class with Tyler Paterson

With Tyler Paterson. Starting 29/06/2022

You’ve written a short story and want to get it into the world, so what’s next? There are many Do’s and Don’ts in publishing that writers tend to learn the hard way after years of rejection. What if you could skip all that and cut straight to the good stuff? This class will give you the actionable tools to take your work and get it seen by editors of literary journals/websites.

As an experienced and working writer, Tyler will guide you from finished work to finding and submitting to the right literary journals.

DURATION: 5 weeks

Start Date:  June 29th, 2022 – 1 place remaining

Our classes are in huge demand and are filling up very quickly, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Places are strictly limited to 10 participants. You don’t have to be based in the US to take the class. We accept students from around the world!

This creative writing class fits in with a student’s schedule. You don’t have to be online at any particular time or day. Instead, the class is carried out through email correspondence, so you can read the notes whenever it suits you. There will be weekly notes and assignments over the course of six weeks. Your tutor will read each assignment and provide written feedback. You’ll find out more about how the online classes work here.

Please note: This class is not a guarantee for getting published. It offers up proven techniques to give you the best chance at getting seen.

This is a class for adults. If you’re under 18, check out our writing for teenagers classes.

The tutor will email you on the course start date with your first module; please check your Spam/Junk folder for this email.

Week One

This week, you will learn how to properly format your short stories. This often overlooked but crucial technical step is necessary for the success of a story.

Week Two

Module two of the path to publication class focuses on creating cover letters and concise author bios that help you stand out from the crowd. How do you highlight your credentials in 3 sentences? You’ll learn!

Week Three

This week focuses on researching and seeking out publications that are actively looking for work just like your own! I’ll highlight the best places to look, and the best insight into catching the eye of the preliminary readers who can pass your work up the editorial chain.

Week Four

In week four, you will take the leap and submit your properly formatted short story to a literary journal that you’ve found, and/or from a hand-picked list that I will send.

Week Five

The final module of the path to publication class focuses on post-submission skills. What should you do while waiting to hear back? Are there tips and tricks for handling rejection? What should you look for in an accepted story’s contract (if applicable)? This week will help you prepare for the next steps in your writing journey.

About The Tutor

Tyler Paterson is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, holds an MFA in Fiction Writing, and is a graduate of Second City Chicago. His work has appeared in over 80 publications worldwide including The Saturday Evening Post, The Forge Literary Magazine, The Delhousie Review, Brilliant Flash Fiction, and Fresh Ink. A semi-finalist in the Aura Estra short story contest, his work has also received notable accolades from Lycan Valley, North 2 South Press, and Lumberloft. He spends most nights yelling for his cat to "Get down from there!" Tyler has led writing classes for people of all ages from University students, to local communities, to remote learners. His goal is to build the confidence in writers, give them the tools to build the stories they yearn to tell, and support them along their journey. A number of past students have gone on to get their work published.  


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Course Details

  • Start Date: 29/06/2022
  • Duration: 5 Weeks
  • Price: 190 USD