Build Your Literary Career (with Lyzette Wanzer)

Lyzette Wanzer




SUNDAYS, APRIL 14 —MAY 5  |  Do you want to be taken seriously as a writer? Learn to treat your creative writing endeavors as a business. Getting the literary world to pay attention to you is a matter of managing the less-sexy aspects of your practice. That means harnessing professional free and low-cost tools to help you send out and track your writing submissions, finding reputable markets for your work, initiating valuable contacts with fellow authors, and learning the websites on which you should appear, the people you should be following, and more.

 • Learn a more efficient way to manage your credentials, recommendation letters, and writing samples so you’re always ready for grant, MFA program, and residency applications.

 •  Learn about the professional tools available to help you track your writing markets for your writing, as well as the status of all the manuscripts you’ve sent out to each market–without resorting to spreadsheets, lists, and handwritten records.

 • Explore the optimal websites for locating and researching writers’ residencies that are suitable for you.

 A laptop, notebook computer, or iPad is required for this class.

Lyzette Wanzer, MFA, is a San Francisco author and editor. Her work appears in more than 25 literary journals and books, and she is a contributor to The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays (Wyatt-MacKenzie), The Naked Truth, Essay Daily, and San Francisco University High School Journal. She is a two-time San Francisco Arts Commission, and a three-time Center for Cultural Innovation, grant recipient.


Number of sessions: 4

Time: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Dates: Sundays, April 14, 21, 28; May 5

Course fee: $360

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