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"How to Submit to Journals" ONLINE with Stacey Swann

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Online Class

5/31/2018 From 06:30 PM CST to 09:30 PM CST

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$49 for members (sign in for member pricing)


Want to send your short short work for publication but aren't sure where or how?

Creative writing creation springs from both art and craft. However, finding a good home for those stories, essays, and poems 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

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.



  • You're writing short stories, poems, or literary creative nonfiction.
  • You want to know the process for submitting them and where to submit.
  • You want help keeping track of your submissions.



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.






$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers

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Registration will close on Thursday, May 31 at 5 p.m. 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