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The Writer of Color's Guide to Literary Magazines

Date: 4/3/18 – 4/24/18

Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Beginning

Genre: Publishing and Career

• Regular: $140.00
• Member: $126.00
• Low-Income: $98.00

This class will serve as a primer to the world of literary magazines designed for unpublished, beginning, and crossover writers of color. Writers will draft and workshop bios and cover letters as well as compile and research writing resources, networks and likely homes for their work.

Consider this an insider's guide from a former outsider. The goal is to introduce anyone interested in publishing writing to the world of print and digital literary magazines. This world can be closed-off, expensive, and intimidating to anyone who hasn't formally studied writing. All of those barriers are significantly increased for artists of color, whose voices are needed but underrepresented in the writing world. Special attention will be paid to markets that want to hear diverse voices.

Each session will have an objective related to the greater goal of publishing: to practice writing bios and artist statements, to familiarize yourself with submission tools and the different networks that help you get your work out there, to find magazines that match your writing styles, and to handle rejection and manage your eventual acceptance.