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"The Straight-Up Skinny on How to Submit to Literary Journals" ONLINE with M. M. Adjarian

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Online Class

5/20/2020 From 06:30 PM CST to 09:30 PM CST


$49 for Members
$109 for Non-Members

All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week.

You want to get your poem, essay or short story into the world. But do you know where to find journals and magazines looking to publish work in your genre, or how to effectively present your work to editors?

Getting work into journals is a great way to begin building your literary credentials. But writers new to the submissions game are often mystified – even needlessly daunted – by the process. Where do you go to find out which journals are accepting work in your genre? How do you present your work to editors? And what happens on the way to an acceptance?

In this class, you’ll learn about submissions best practices through a guided tour of the major online platforms to use when submitting and in-depth discussions of the submissions process that include details on:

  • locating markets
  • writing cover letters/bios
  • formatting documents
  • submission etiquette

The class will also offer tips on:

  • how to increase your chances of acceptance
  • what to expect after you’ve submitted
  • how to read editor responses

The class is intended for any writer who has material to submit…or just wants the straight-up, no-bull skinny on the journal submission process.



  • You want to know best practices for literary journal submissions in all genres
  • You want to know where to find the best markets for your work


  • "The writing exercises were great and she suggested a 10-minute a day, every morning (or whenever works for someone) writing practice using a different prompt every day. I thought it was SUCH a great idea!!"
  • "Felt more like a discussion rather than a lecture which I liked"
  • "Excellent, excellent, excellent"



M. M. (Maude) Adjarian has published her essays, short fiction and poetry in such journals as the Baltimore Review, Grub Street, Verdad, South 85, The Serving House Journal, Pif, Gravel, Glint and Crack the Spine, among others. A senior non-fiction book reviewer at Kirkus, her articles have also appeared in Arts+Culture Texas, Bitch Magazine, Tribeza-Austin and the Dallas Voice. Currently, she is at work on a family memoir provisionally titled This Life That Binds.





$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers


Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Online registration will close at 5 p.m. CST on Wednesday, May 20. If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it.

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.



Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven't taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to give us a call at 512-499-8914 if you'd like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at


Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to


This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit