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Submission Strategies from an Editor

3 Hours • with Anita Gill • Intermediate / Advanced

  • Starts Oct 6
  • 75 US dollars
  • Online via Zoom

Available spots

Class Description

Rejection is something all writers face. The journey to publication can be a challenging one and, given the amount of submissions received by most journals, journal editors often end up in gatekeeping roles. This one-day workshop, led by a writer-turned-journal editor, will provide insight into what happens once you send your piece out for publication. We will discuss common pitfalls many writers make and how to strengthen your chances of acceptance. The workshop will also provide a wealth of resources for improving your submission strategy, from the cover letter to researching journals. While this class will be more lecture-based, writers will have an opportunity to ask questions throughout. INSTRUCTOR ANITA GILL is a Fulbright Scholar whose work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Kweli, Prairie Schooner, The Offing, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, among others. Her honors include Notable listings in Best American Essays and The Iowa Review Award in Nonfiction. She has presented on writing and craft at AWP, HippoCamp, the Belize Writers' Conference, and elsewhere. She is currently on staff at Hypertext Review as their Nonfiction Editor while finishing a novel. Find her at

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

If you withdraw from a workshop TEN DAYS OR MORE before the start of the class: You'll receive full credit toward another workshop OR a full refund (minus 10%, a transaction fee that is non-refundable and that we would otherwise be charged). If you withdraw from a workshop nine days before the start of the class up until 48 hours before: You'll receive a refund minus 20%. If you withdraw from a workshop less than 48 hours before the start of a class or after the class has begun: We cannot offer credit or any refund. If you are absent on the day of your workshop or miss it for any reason, we are unable to offer any kind of refund or credit. If we have to cancel a class you have paid for, you will receive a full refund, without the service charge deducted. For our full listing of policies, visit www.PioneerValleyWriters.Com, Policies page (under Home). To withdraw and receive a partial refund according to the above, please get in touch with Joy at

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