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"Submitting 101: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Submitting to Journals and Magazines But Were Afraid to Ask" ONLINE with James Tate Hill

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Online Class

1/24/2019 From 06:30 PM CST to 09:30 PM CST


$49 for members (sign in for member pricing)

Due to a temporary website issue, feel free to call our office to pay by credit card: 512-499-8914

Want info and advice about story and essay submissions from someone with experience on both ends of the process?

Get in-depth insights into the many aspects of submitting one’s work for publication. This class will examine the basics of where and how to submit short stories and essays, cover letters, keeping track of submissions, dos and don’ts, helpful tips, and how long it will take to receive a response. Learn what editors look for in submissions, which venues might be a good fit for your work, when to contact and how to interact with editors, whether or not to pay submission fees, and how to pitch an essay to a magazine that doesn’t accept general submissions. In short, this course will take a thorough look at every step in the sometimes overwhelming process of sending your work into the world.



  • You're ready to send your stories or essays to journals and magazines.
  • You want answers to common questions about the submissions process from a writer and journal editor.



  • "The instructor was very candid and did a good job answering questions."
  • "JT was very funny, and he has a great presentation."
  • "Great class, well-organized."



James Tate Hill is the author of Academy Gothic, winner of the Nilsen Prize for a First Novel. Fiction Editor for the literary journal Monkeybicycle, his work has appeared in Literary Hub, Writer's Digest, Story Quarterly, The Texas Review, and The Laurel Review, among others. Originally from West Virginia, he teaches writing at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.






$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 Thursday, January 24. 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