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“Pitches That Land Bylines with Your Favorite Magazines” with KB Brookins

April 26 2023 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CDT

$59.00 – $119.00

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“Pitches That Land Bylines with Your Favorite Magazines” Class Ticket - Member
$ 59.00
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“Pitches That Land Bylines with Your Favorite Magazines” Class Ticket - Non-Member
$ 119.00
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$59 for Members
$119 for Non-Members

Can’t make it to the live class? No problem! All classes are recorded and made available to class registrants for one month.

Learn what makes for a good pitch and how to land your essays in your favorite publications.

Do you have ideas that you’d like to see in your favorite magazines but no idea how to get them there? Are you an essayist with all the writing chops, but keep getting NOs on pitches? In this class, we’ll cover the basics of what a pitch is, how to put one together that gets you a YES, finding outlets for your work, and what happens after the YES (contract negotiations, drafting the essay, and more).

Together, we’ll dive into:

  • What pitches are and what makes a good one.
  • How to put a strong pitch together.
  • How to find publications to submit your work to.
  • What steps to take after receiving a YES.

TAKE THIS CLASS IF: 

  • You’re interested in pitching essays or other work to magazines or online publications.
  • You’re stuck in the submission stage and ready for your YES.
  • You are an essayist, prose writer, and/or creative writer and want to learn best practices for pitching your work.
  • You are looking to expand your published work.

The deadline to register for this class is Wednesday, April 26 at 5:00 PM CT.

Instructor

KB Brookins is a Black, queer, and trans poet, essayist, and cultural worker from Fort Worth, Texas. Their writing is published in Academy of American Poets, Huffington Post, American Poetry Review, Teen Vogue, Electric Literature, Okayplayer, Oxford American, and elsewhere. KB is the author of How To Identify Yourself with a Wound (Kallisto Gaia Press, 2022), a chapbook selected by ire’ne laura silva as winner of the Saguaro Poetry Prize, and Freedom House (Deep Vellum Publishing, 2023), their debut full-length poetry book. They have earned fellowships from PEN America, Lambda Literary, and The Watering Hole among others. Their poem, “Good Grief”, won the Academy of American Poets 2022 Treehouse Climate Action Poem Prize. Currently, KB is a board member with Ground Floor Theatre; community advisory board member with PrEP for ALL; MFA candidate at The University of Texas at Austin; and 2022-23 Poet-in-Residence at Civil Rights Corps. Their memoir, Pretty (Alfred A. Knopf, 2024) is forthcoming. KB is represented by Annie DeWitt at The Shipman Agency. Follow them online at @earthtokb, and subscribe to KB’s sporadic opinions/updates through their newsletter, Out of This World.

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HOW WLT CLASSES WORK:

Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven’t taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to email WLT Program Director Sam Babiak at sam@writersleague.org if you’d like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.

HOW ONLINE CLASSES WORK:

Once you register for the class, you’ll receive an email with detailed instructions no later than 48 hours before the class date. You should expect 2-2.5 hours of direct teaching and 30 minutes of Q&A (for three hours total). If you need to leave the class early or can’t attend the class on that date, all registrants will have access to the recording for one month after the class date. No microphone or camera required, just an Internet connection capable of streaming video. All online classes are hosted on Zoom. To learn more about how Zoom works, click HERE. 

Plan to log in to the online platform several hours before the class so that you can update your software or any other settings required to access the platform. (Updates usually only take a few minutes, but you don’t want to wait until the beginning of class.) Questions? Email us at wlt@writersleague.org.

Cultural Arts City of Austin

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

Texas Commission on the Arts

Writers’ League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts – Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to www.arts.texas.gov.

National Endowment for the Arts

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Mid-America Arts Alliance

This project is supported in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance. For more information, go to www.maaa.org.

Details

Date:
April 26 2023
Time:
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CDT
Cost:
$59.00 – $119.00
Event Categories:
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Venue

Online via Zoom