ONLINE The Right Fit
Have you ever considered submitting your writing to a contest with a specific prompt, a magazine’s themed issue, or an anthology with a very narrow focus? Perhaps you’re an experienced writer, but you’ve always followed your own inspiration, and you’re not sure how to match your stories to a specialized market. In this three-hour mini-workshop, we’ll discuss how to plan a story, poem, or piece to a given theme. We’ll cover brainstorming, planning, and tweaking, with a quick detour into pitching! This workshop will include writing exercises and critiquing to develop ideas, as well as a discussion on where and how to find markets that are open to submissions.
This workshop is ideal for the intermediate writer who is comfortable and confident with submitting, and who is now ready to challenge their comfort zone. Prose, poetry, and non-fiction all welcome!
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Heather Osborne writes science fiction, fantasy, and romance. She earned her doctorate of creative writing from the University of Calgary, and she is associate editor of the International Review of Science Fiction. Her latest short story, “From the Shoals of Broken Cities,” is available in the anthology Shades Within Us (Laksa Media 2018).