THURSDAYS, OCT. 28th & NOV. 4th | Do you have an essay draft that’s almost there, or one that keeps getting rejected that could use some expert feedback? Need a supportive group to nudge you over the finish line and actually send your work out? This personal essay “clinic” will help you finetune your draft for submission and identify potential outlets for publication.
We will discuss types of essays; common submission tools; where to submit; developing a submission strategy; and how to deal with rejection. Participants will also share tips and experiences with each other and leave with a targeted list of publications to submit to.
This class is ideal for writers who have already taken a craft course or have some experience writing; no publication experience required. Participants must have an essay draft up to 2,500 words written before the class begins (memoir and creative nonfiction also accepted). The class will meet twice and each participant will receive written comments from the instructor on their essay draft.
This class includes one-on-one feedback on an essay up to 2,500 words.
Scheduled class sessions will take place via Zoom. Registered students, please contact the instructor directly for Zoom details.
Grace Loh Prasad received her MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College and is an alumna of Tin House and VONA. She has more than 20 years of editing experience with corporate clients and edited the Seventeen Syllables folio for Jellyfish Review and the Citizenship And Its Discontents folio for ANOMALY. Her writing has appeared in Longreads, Artsy, Catapult, Jellyfish Review, Ninth Letter, Blood Orange Review, The Manifest-Station, Barren Magazine, KHÔRA, the Ms. Aligned 3 anthology and elsewhere. Grace is a member of The Writers Grotto and Seventeen Syllables, an AAPI writers collective. Her memoir manuscript is entitled The Translator’s Daughter (www.translatorsdaughter.com). Follow her on Twitter @GraceLP.
Number of sessions: 2
Dates: Thursdays, October 28; November 4
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Pacific Time
Course fee: $125