Don’t Take No for an Answer: How to Submit to Literary Magazines and Independent Presses (Prerecorded) – Spring 2023

Submitting your work for publication can be an intimidating process, but this class will guide you through the entire process: from preparing your fiction, poetry, essays, and manuscripts for publication to writing a cover letter, from investigating magazines and presses to managing your active submissions, and from handling the sting of rejection to the thrill of acceptance. Taught by a widely published fiction writer—who has also endured close to 400 rejections—this webinar comes with lots of insider tips, moral support, and humor.

Whitney Collins graduated from Spalding University, where she completed a Creative Writing Teaching Seminar. She is also a mentor in the Carnegie Center Author Academy. Her book of stories, Big Bad, was released in 2021 and won the Mary McCarthy prize for short fiction.

This class is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels.

This class is offered as a pre-recorded webinar. The link to the video and any accompanying materials will be emailed to you after registering.

Cancellation Policy:

The Carnegie Center reserves the right to cancel a class if minimum enrollment is not met. It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and to ensure the class does not get cancelled. We evaluate registration numbers between 6 and 2 business days before a class starts to decide whether we can hold the class. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled a minimum of two business days prior to the first class meeting. All participants will be notified by email and will receive full refunds.

Start Date
Saturday, April 1st

Whitney Collins


We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to writers, lifelong learners, & the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.

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