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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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$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 nonfiction 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 writer, cultural worker, and installation artist from Texas. KB’s chapbook How To Identify Yourself with a Wound won the Saguaro Poetry Prize, a Writer’s League of Texas Discovery Prize, and an ALA Stonewall Honor Book Award. Their debut poetry collection Freedom House was called “urgent and timely” by Vogue and won the ALA Barbara Gittings Literature Award for Poetry. KB’s debut memoir Pretty releases on May 28, 2024 with Alfred A. Knopf. Follow them online at @earthtokb.

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Closed captioning is available for all online classes and special events.

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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 the WLT staff at wlt@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 an hour 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