The Art of Submission: From the "Slush" Pile to the "Rush" Pile

01/11/2022 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET

Location

Charlotte Lit's Zoom Room 1
Charlotte, NC

Virtual Meeting URL: https://www.charlottelit.org/zoom1

Description

Technology makes submitting for publication easier than ever. At the same time, as more and more writers offer their work, competition for space has never been fiercer. But take heart. In this class, we’ll cover the art behind successful submissions and how to move from the “slush” pile to the pile editors rush to accept. We’ll discuss how to find the best fit for your writing, tips on putting your best foot forward, and a little secret to boost the number of marketable pieces in your portfolio. We’ll also discuss the nuts and bolts of submission: cover letters, biographies, tracking and more, such as how to stay motivated as you cast those precious pearls out into the world.


About the Instructor: Ashley Memory's fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in numerous journals and magazines, most recently in The Independent, Poets & Writers, Wired and Real Simple. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has won the Doris Betts Fiction Prize twice. Her first poetry collection, Waiting for the Wood Thrush, was published in 2019 by Finishing Line Press.

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