We’ve wanted to write a course on how to submit to literary magazines for almost two years now, and we’ve finally done it. Starting today we’re now offering a free 9-day email course on the basics of submitting your work. You’ll learn about cover letters, how to gauge whether a magazine is appropriate for your work, you’ll learn about publishing rights and simultaneous submissions, and hopefully you’ll come away feeling like an expert.
The course is broken up into bite-sized chunks of a few hundred words, and lessons are emailed to you every day at 7AM (ET) sharp. We’re hoping that you’ll roll out of bed and read a lesson while you drink your morning coffee.
We’re not quite ready to announce the course to our email lists—we want to make sure it’s perfect before we bug everyone. But if you’re reading this, you’re more than welcome to sign up using the form below. We’re looking for feedback. Did we miss anything? Did you stick it through to the end? We want to know!
The course is instructed by the illustrious Eliza Robertson. Eliza studied creative writing at the University of Victoria and the University of East Anglia, where she received the Man Booker Scholarship and Curtis Brown Prize. In 2013, she won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and was shortlisted for the Journey Prize and CBC Short Story Prize. Her debut collection, Wallflowers, was shortlisted for the East Anglia Book Award, Danuta Gleed Short Story Prize and selected as a New York Times editor’s choice. Her first novel, Demi-Gods, comes out with Penguin Canada and Bloomsbury this fall. She’s a perfect guru.
Sign on up below. You can unsubscribe at any time (but you probably won’t).
Who is this course for?
Writers of literary fiction, non fiction and poetry. If you’re already a Literistic subscriber, chances are this is for you. Might not be the best for writers of genre fiction, journalists or playwrights.
Does the course cost anything?
Nope! It’s free for good.
How can I provide feedback?
Just reply to one of our emails. It’ll go straight to us.
Who are you?
We’re a small team of writers who manage Literistic, an online service that curates a list of literary publications, contests and fellowships every month. You can subscribe to Literistic here, and you can read more about us here.
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