How To Get Published
Led by two published writers (AJ Taft and Anna Chilvers), the course will consist of workshops, focus sessions and peer assessment groups. The weekend also includes the chance to meet a publisher in order to learn more about the industry and what today's publishers are looking for.
Additional information about this course
Designed for those writers who are now looking to submit work to publishers and competitions or are interested in self-publishing options. The course includes peer assessment and workshops on submission packages and presentation, as well as a question and answer session with a publisher.
An intensive weekend course looking at all aspects of how to get your writing published.
Who is the course for?
What topics will this course cover
The course will cover submission packages, including the all important letter about yourself, how to write a synopsis, how to go about finding the best agent and/or publisher for your work and editing techniques to ensure that your work is presented to the highest possible standard. There will be the opportunity to receive feedback on your work. Students will be expected to bring with them the opening three pages of their writing, in order for fellow writers to provide constructive feedback.
What will it be like?
WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.
By the end of the course I should be able to:
Write a letter of introduction Write a synopsis of their manuscript and/or an outline of their project Edit their own work Give and receive written feedback on their work Research agents and/or publishers
How will I know I'm making progress?
The course provides space for writers to work in small peer assessment groups in order to receive written feedback on their work. Generalised feedback from tutors is given during the workshops.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
Students will be expected to bring with them the opening three pages of their writing, in order for fellow writers to provide constructive feedback.
Reading and information sources
The Writers' and Artists' Yearbook
What could the course lead to?
Successful submissions to publishers, agents and competitions