We’ve spent some time honing your writing, and you’ve learned a bunch about revision, mission, and voice. Now we need to find just the right place for your work.
What’s the “right place”? Many new writers (and even some experienced ones) send their work out in a scattershot fashion, hoping something will stick. There’s a much more effective (and efficient) approach. We’ll explore some of the major grief outlets, and reach far outside them, too. If we’re going to change the culture, we need to go where people aren’t looking, right?
Once you’ve found your dream sites, finding the right person to pitch and avoiding the dreaded slush-pile is the next challenge. Getting an editor to say yes can seem daunting, true. But there is a system. We’ll go over the steps you need to take to get your words in front of the right person at the right place.
Lastly, we’ll look at what makes a good pitch. One you’ve found the right person and the right place, how do you introduce them to your work? How do you stand out?
You’ll come away from this lesson with tools you can use over and over again as you bring your words to the people who need them most.
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