Path to Publication Class with Tyler PatersonWith Tyler Paterson. Starting 29/03/2022
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: March 29th, 2022 – FULL
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 courses.
Week 1: 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 2: This week 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 3: 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 4: This week, you will take the step 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 5: This week focuses on the 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.