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How to Get Published: A Step-by-Step Guide to Submitting Your Writing

Rachel Mindell, Content Strategist at Submittable

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11 Lessons (59m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. The Submission Landscape

    • 3. Choosing the Right Pieces

    • 4. Choosing the Right Publications

    • 5. Writing Your Cover Letter & Bio

    • 6. Submitting Your Work

    • 7. Managing the Process

    • 8. Dealing with Rejection

    • 9. Handling Acceptance

    • 10. Final Thoughts

    • 11. Explore More Classes on Skillshare

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About This Class

Eager to publish your writing, but wondering where to start?

Join Submittable’s Rachel Mindell for a step-by-step guide to getting your work published. Packed with insights from Rachel’s own experience as a writer and editor, this class will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how to submit your work for publication in a magazine, literary journal, or website. 

You’ll learn how to:

  • Select and prepare your strongest pieces
  • Find and research publications that fit your writing
  • Write and format your cover letter and bio
  • Track and learn from your submission history

Plus, download and follow along with Rachel’s submission checklist for everything you need to get started immediately.

Whether you’re new to submitting your work or a seasoned writer hoping to streamline your process, this class will help you discover new confidence, send your writing into the world, and get one step closer to seeing your name in print!


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Rachel Mindell

Content Strategist at Submittable

Rachel Mindell is a poet, teacher, and tech-groupie living in Tucson, Arizona. She works as a Writing the Community Resident for the UA Poetry Center and is a content strategist for Submittable's Marketing and Product Teams.

She holds an MFA in Poetry and an MA in Literature from the University of Montana (poems on addiction, spice, paranormals; lit thesis entitled 'What is a Hole Made of,' regarding queerness and melancholy in Anne Carson). In other ...

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