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Get Published and Paid for Your Writing

Date: 4/28/18

Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom

Day of the Week: Saturday

Time: 9:00 - 1:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Open to All Levels

Genre: Publishing and Career

Pricing:
• Regular: $70.00
• Member: $63.00
• Low-Income: $49.00


Magazines, news websites and newspapers all have an online presence. They are always looking for strong content, which has created a lot of opportunities for writers to get their words published. In this class, you will learn how to pitch article ideas and personal essays.

Class will start with discussing the importance of the pitch, which is the first step toward selling work. We'll cover timing, the importance of tailoring each pitch, length and how much detail to include. Following the pitch, we'll delve into your work and look at articles and essays you want to pitch. Prior to class, each student will email me one piece and the pitch for it. Prior to workshopping each piece of writing, I will offer advice on developing a personal essay versus an article and for the latter, how to secure interviews that can help sell your pitch. Each student will complete this class ready to start pitching their work.