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"How to Submit to Journals" with Stacey Swann

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St. Edward's University, Moody Hall 204
611 S. Congress Ave., Ste, 200 A-3
Austin, TX 78704

1/28/2017 From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers

Online registration has closed. Walk up registration will be accepted - pay admission at the door with a check for the walk up rate - $59 for members and $119 for nonmembers - as long as seats are available. Thank you!

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Location Note: This class is held in Moody Hall, Room 204. This is a different building from past years' classes at St. Edward's University. You can find a campus map here

Short story creation springs from both art and craft. However, finding a good home for those stories takes a significant amount of effort of a different sort. This class course will walk you through the essential steps of submitting to journals and magazines. Together, we’ll explore the following areas:

  • Exploring the shape and dynamics of the literary journal market
  • How to match our work to publications with aesthetics similar to our own
  • Cover letters and tracking submissions
  • The importance of the first page, including in-class discussions of participants’ work

If you are a writer stories ready to send out into the world, this class will help you arrive at that elusive understanding: what editors really value and expect.



About the instructor: 

Stacey Swann’s fiction has appeared in Epoch, Memorious, Versal, and other journals. The former editor at American Short Fiction and former Stegner Fellow, she teaches with Stanford University’s Online Writer’s Studio. She's at work on Olympus, TX, a novel-in-progress she is whittling down from Texas-sized to a more modest Montana or New Mexico size.

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NOTE: Once a purchase has been made, tickets are not refundable and registration cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster. For policies, please visit our Classes page.


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