SFW Online

Submitting and Marketing Your Writing

with Max Talley

April 19 - 29, 2021

Mondays and Thursdays; 6:30-8:00 pm (Mountain Time)

  • Tuition $295.00

Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.

Course Description

Looking to get your writing accepted by literary magazines, online journals, and editors at publishing companies? Over four sessions, author and editor Max Talley takes you step by step through processes and procedures that give your submissions a fighting chance at publication, while avoiding pitfalls that lead to instant rejection.

Participants are shown how to draft a "do no harm" cover letter that addresses the correct person and includes a brief bio. We explore the benefits of simultaneous versus sole submissions, targeting your writing to the correct markets, reworking your piece after ten rejections, and joining a writers' group to gain feedback from people outside of friends and family. We also review manuscript formatting rules and learn how to submit work through online portals like Submittable and Duotrope.

Most important, we engage in supportive group critiques of the first three pages of participants' stories, essays, or novels, with the goal of ensuring that an editor keeps reading. After getting to know each individual writer's style, Max draws on his years of experience to suggest appropriate outlets for their work, from journals that pay for submissions to agents and publishers.

You come away with an improved draft of an existing piece plus the know-how and assurance to submit it for publication.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

This program is open to writers of all levels.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 6:30-8:00 pm (Mountain Time) on Mondays and Thursdays starting April 19 and ending April 29 (four online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

View updated Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for 2021 online programs.

Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.

Please Note: During the online registration process you will be asked about housing and meals. Answer no to both questions.

Policies:

View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Tuition INFO:

Includes tax.

Categories
Writers Lab
about
Max Talley

Max Talley has had seventy stories or essays published since 2015; local outlets for his writing include Santa Fe Literary Review and Santa Fe Writers Project. He won the 2021 best fiction contest in Jerry Jazz Musician for “Celestial Vagabonds,” later nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His first novel, Yesterday We Forget Tomorrow, was published in 2014. In 2022, both his crime thriller, Santa Fe Psychosis, and short story collection, My Secret Place, were published. Each summer, Max teaches at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, and as a former editor for the Santa Barbara Literary Journal, he is always on the lookout for promising writing.

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