Literary Publishing Workshop:
Submit, Publish, Repeat

Taught by Emily Harstone and Daisuke Shen, this course gives you the knowledge and support you need to successfully publish your writing in literary journals. Learn the process for getting published, get extensive feedback on your writing, and personal publisher recommendations – so you can successfully publish your writing in literary journals.

  • Four weeks of in-depth training covering every aspect of publishing in literary journals.

  • Detailed feedback on your writing, so you can maximize your chances of publishing success.

  • Personal publisher recommendations, so you can be confident in your submissions.

  • Access to live office hours with all of our instructors, even after the course has finished.

  • Full access to our private community of writers, so you can network with your fellow students.

Establish Your Publishing Career by Contributing to Literary Journals

Reach an Audience and Find a Home for Your Writing

Many authors get a big rush when they finally finish a piece of creative writing. Whether you’ve finished a poem, short story, or essay, the feeling is often the same: Satisfaction that you’ve completed a piece of writing.

However, for writers who have active publishing careers, finishing a piece is just the first half of the process.

This course guides you through the second half of the process: Finding a home for your writing, so that it can reach readers, establish your credibility, and validate the quality of your work.

This course will teach you how to:

  • Consistently get your writing published in literary journals
  • Build a publishing record that establishes your credentials as an author
  • Get your work noticed by publishers of full length manuscripts
  • Reach a diverse audience with your writing
  • Get your name in print (and on your bookshelf!)
  • Gain access to better career and education opportunities

The course starts on February 22nd and ends on March 19th. Everything is held online. Enrollment is strictly limited to 30 students.

During this four week course, Emily Harstone presents the system she has developed for building a wide record of publication across the world in literary journals and anthologies.

In this course, you’ll learn how to approach publishers with confidence, knowing that your writing is ready for publication.

You won’t be alone in the process. As part of the course, you will get detailed feedback on your writing and personal recommendations of publishers who may be a good fit for your work.

For the first time, this course is being co-taught with a guest instructor, Daisuke Shen. Daisuke has worked on the editorial staff of a number of different literary journals, taught fiction and creative non-fiction to college students, and has had fiction and non-fiction published widely in literary journals. Daisuke will be providing feedback on short fiction and creative non-fiction, as a complement to Emily Harstone's feedback on poetry. (Note, if you have a preference for a specific instructor's feedback, you are welcome to request an instructor.)

Even once the course is completed, you will remain part of the Authors Publish community – and have ongoing access to live office hours with all of our instructors, so you can get your questions answered.

Emily Harstone, as the author of Submit, Publish Repeat is the ideal instructor for this course. In addition to helping many writers find publication as a submissions consultant, she has published her poetry widely in dozens of literary journals and anthologies around the world, for many years. We are excited to include Daisue Shen in the faculty of this course, as Daisuke's expertise and experience with creative non-fiction and short fiction is the perfect complement to Emily Harstone's experience as a poet.

Both instructors will hold live office hours, in addition to actively participating in course discussions.

All of our recent courses have sold out within a day of announcing them to our full audience. If you are interested in joining this session of the course, I encourage you to enroll right now.

Submit Your Writing With Confidence – And Success

Learn the straightforward process for getting your writing published in literary journals.

Designed for authors of poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction, and flash fiction, this course gives you the tools to submit your work with confidence.

  • The process for consistently getting published, so you can build your publishing credentials.

  • How to prepare your work for publication, so you can submit your writing with confidence.

  • How to find the right journals for your writing and your goals as a writer.

Personal Feedback On Your Writing

In addition to the four weeks of training, Emily Harstone and Daisuke Shen are generously offering personal feedback on your writing.

The course includes two rounds of feedback on your writing. 

For authors of prose, you'll be able to get feedback on up to six thousand words, during each round. For poets, you may submit up to five poems, for each round of feedback.

Emily Harstone and Daisuke Shen will also personally recommend publishers that may be a good fit for your writing. Many past students have found success publishing their creative writing using the recommendations in this course.

The Course Is Limited to 30 Students

Because of the intense level of personal feedback offered in this course, we are strictly limiting twenty students. Once we reach that number, we will immediately close enrollment. 

Workshop Schedule

The course starts on Monday, February 22nd and ends on March 19th. The course comes with daily lessons you can study on your own time, and daily interaction with Emily Harstone and Daisuke Shen. Everything is provided online, through the digital learning platform hosted by Thinkific.

  • Daily lessons, available to study any time on our online learning platform.

  • Personal feedback via email, our discussion platform, live office hours, or our private Facebook Group.

  • During the first and fourth week, you will get personal feedback on your writing.

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Valuable Writing Resource

Suzanne Cottrell

Submit, Publish, and Repeat was chock full of informational tips and resources. The writing exercises were very helpful. The constructive feedback and recommended journals led to publications for which I am extremely grateful. Investing in this...

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Submit, Publish, and Repeat was chock full of informational tips and resources. The writing exercises were very helpful. The constructive feedback and recommended journals led to publications for which I am extremely grateful. Investing in this course was well worth it.

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Rare and Helpful Course

Danielle Wong

The one thing I noticed is that there is little information about how to go about getting published. This course gives you insight on how to improve your writing, gives the opportunity to make friends willing to start writing groups, and gives th...

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The one thing I noticed is that there is little information about how to go about getting published. This course gives you insight on how to improve your writing, gives the opportunity to make friends willing to start writing groups, and gives the "secrets" to going about getting your work published. I learned and gained a lot more in this course than I had expected. The critiques received from the instructor and from classmates is invaluable. I feel more confident in editing my work, providing feedback to others, and knowing how to approach journals and where to find them. It is a confidence I didn't have before the course. Thank you! Danielle Wong

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Gratitude for this Course!

Rachel Prizant Kotok

This course helped to demystify the landscape of literary journals and submission process. The instructor's feedback was immensely helpful; I feel much more confident submitting my work. The online forum is learner-centered, interactive, clear, an...

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This course helped to demystify the landscape of literary journals and submission process. The instructor's feedback was immensely helpful; I feel much more confident submitting my work. The online forum is learner-centered, interactive, clear, and useful. There are opportunities to connect with others online; I've made a partnership with another writer in the course to exchange reading and feedback on an ongoing basis with one other. Thank you for this wonderful and pragmatic course!

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Great Class with Emily

Marnie Bermingham

Emily Harstone led a group of us through the often complicated labyrinth of Literary Journal Submission. Her information was up to date and comprehensive. She gave me helpful feedback on my work and was accessible via email for all of my questions...

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Emily Harstone led a group of us through the often complicated labyrinth of Literary Journal Submission. Her information was up to date and comprehensive. She gave me helpful feedback on my work and was accessible via email for all of my questions. She offers live chats for her students, which are available even after the class is complete. I recommend both Emily Harstone and Jacob Jans for classes pertaining to upping your game as a writer and getting your work published!

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Great title, exactly reflects the terrific content of this course, and the highly useful tips provided to accomplish just that!

Tara Guy

This course is phenomenal...the instructor is wonderful, warm and welcoming, empathetic and understanding, but also deft and detailed in critiques, to help you be the best writer you can be. I am definitely a better writer after taking this cours...

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This course is phenomenal...the instructor is wonderful, warm and welcoming, empathetic and understanding, but also deft and detailed in critiques, to help you be the best writer you can be. I am definitely a better writer after taking this course. I recommend it highly to any aspirational writers, you cannot go wrong with this course.

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Better Equipped for Submitting Work

Wendy Miller

I have a better road map for navigating the world of literary journals. As well as a healthier perspective re: rejection letters. I especially appreciated the feedback on my writing and suggestions for journals that may be a good fit for my writ...

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I have a better road map for navigating the world of literary journals. As well as a healthier perspective re: rejection letters. I especially appreciated the feedback on my writing and suggestions for journals that may be a good fit for my writing. Thank you!

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Enrollment is strictly limited to 30 students.

About Your Instructors

Emily Harstone is the pen-name of the author of many popular books, including Submit, Publish, Repeat, The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript Submissions, The 2019 Guide to Manuscript Publishers, and The Authors Publish Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Publishing. Through these books, she has helped many writers connect with quality publishers for their books.

As a professional submissions adviser, she has helped many writers successfully place their work in literary journals.

Emily graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, then worked as a creative writing professor at Berkeley College in New York, as well as Seattle Pacific University. 

She went on to become a co-founder of Authors Publish Magazine, where she regularly engages with the editors of literary journals.


Daisuke Shen is a writer, editor, and teacher, whose work has been published in numerous literary journals. In addition to working for Lookout Books, as well as The Asian American Literary review, Daisuke has taught creative writing at the university level.

As a teacher, Daisuke is known for the care and compassion given to students, in addition to their skilled insight into the craft of writing. 

Daisuke holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.


FAQ

  • What is the course schedule?

    The course starts on Monday, February 22nd and ends on March 19th. The course comes with daily lessons you can study on your own time, and personal feedback on weekly assignments from Daisuke Shen and Emily Harstone.

  • How much time will the course require?

    Expect to spend around 30 minutes a day on the course. Some days will require less work, some days will require more. Daily lessons can be done on your own time. The meetings with Emily will be scheduled to best work for the entire class.

  • How many students will be allowed to enroll?

    Because of the personal feedback Emily & Daisuke are providing, the workshop is strictly limited to 30 students. Once we reach that number we will immediately close enrollment.

  • What type of writing fits this course?

    This course is designed to help writers publish their poetry, short stories, creative nonfiction, and flash fiction. Both literary and genre writing work well for this course. Excerpts of a larger work are not ideal for this course. This course is ideal for writers of poetry, memoir, and short stories.

    Please note that feedback is limited to up to 6,000 words of prose, five poems, and three flash fiction pieces for each round of feedback, for a total of two rounds of feedback.

    This level of feedback is a large part of why we are limiting enrollment to thirty students.

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