Submit Now! Selling Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Stories
Date: 10/7/17 – 10/14/17
Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom
Day of the Week: Saturday
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Class Level: Open to All Levels
• Regular: $140.00
• Member: $126.00
• Low-Income: $98.00
From market research to submission formatting to actually submitting a story, this class will walk students through the process of sending out a short story. Writers of all genres are welcome, but the example stories and subgenres discussed are science fiction and fantasy-focused.
If students have a finished story, they will receive a developmental critique note and personalized submission suggestion from the teaching artist. A finished story is not required for the class.
Students will learn about market research, warning signs, and choosing a good match for their story. We will discuss genres, subgenres, and themes. We will talk about how to tailor an already-written story to a particular market. Students will be guided in formatting their manuscript, creating support documents, submitting their story, and managing their submissions.
Students will create and receive feedback on:
* a polished, formatted story submission
* a cover letter
* an author bio
* an author photo
* a query letter
* submission tracking documents
* a Top 10 list of publication markets for their story
Students will need a laptop or tablet. A $5 copy fee is payable to the teaching artist at the beginning of the class.