Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonfiction

There are countless magazines, newspapers, and websites that need a continual supply of short nonfiction pieces—articles, essays, etc. And they need material on every subject under the sun. How do you get them to publish (and pay for) your work?
You need to bait the hook properly. Here you will learn how to generate saleable ideas, turn them into pitches, and match them to the most appropriate people and places. It’s like fishing, and you don’t always get a bite, so to maximize your chances, you need to be repeating the process regularly. 
You will work under the guidance of a successful freelance writer, who will help you identify your best ideas and prepare them for “casting into the waters.”

A fantastic overview into the world of freelancing that goes beyond simply writing query letters; it deals with the actual process of making contact as well as business considerations.
Shari Romar
technical writer

Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonfiction | Level I

4-week Selling Seminar

Place & Price

  • Online: anytime, week-long sessions  info
    tuition: $175

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

This course shows you the process of getting your short nonfiction pieces published, and helps you craft a winning pitch letter. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing and receiving feedback on a pitch letter (each student presenting work two times)

Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonfiction is open to writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

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 Oct 26