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The Business of Creative Writing: Pitching and Networking

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Saturday
Apr 13
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Apr 13
2:00 - 5:00PM CT
INSTRUCTOR:
Lisa Bubert
LOCATION:
Online via Zoom
$
77
FOR MEMBERS
$
90
FOR non-MEMBERS
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THE BUSINESS OF CREATIVE WRITING

Take your writing life to the next level with this four-part series: The Business of Creative Writing. Each virtual class is three hours long, and each focus on honing different areas of your professional writing practice—creating a writing habit; submitting your work (and getting comfortable with rejections; pitching to editors and getting paid for publication; lastly, book publishing 101 for those looking to write long-form. Students can pick the classes most tailored to their needs; you do not have  to take all four (though you’ll learn a heck of a lot if you do!)

CLASS #3: PITCHING AND NETWORKING

Is your brain brimming with ideas for essays, but you don’t know where to start when it comes to getting your work published? In this workshop, we'll discuss how to find publications that accept essay pitches, the ins and outs of polishing story ideas, how to craft a pitch email tailored to a specific publication, pitch etiquette, pitch management techniques, and what happens when your essay pitch is accepted. Come with a specific idea or two for an essay pitch to contribute to our discussion, or just come with a curious mind, ready to soak up info.


Lisa Bubert is a writer based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her pitched and published work has appeared in Longreads, Texas Monthly, The Rumpus, Business Insider, and more. Her story, “Kitten,” which appeared in Pidgeonholes, was nominated for Best Small Fictions 2020. Her story, “The Coma,” which appeared in the final issue of Natural Bridge journal, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

What Our Students Say

"Lisa Bubert's "The Business of Writing" was perhaps one of the most informative writing classes I've had. Beyond the business aspect, her knowledge of literature and writing technique is impressive."

"The Business of Creative Writing helped me navigate the process of submitting and searching for appropriate publications and agents. Lisa was so encouraging and inspiring."

"Lisa was super prepared. She learned about publishing through experience and was generous in sharing her knowledge. Would recommend highly to anyone interested in The Business of Writing."

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