Workshop with Anjali Enjeti: How to Write and Sell Your Personal Essay
For the first half of this class, we’ll explore the myriad forms of the personal essay – from lyrical and braided essays to prose poems, from travel essays to flash essays to hybrid essays that incorporate research and reporting. We’ll learn how to come up with the “message” or “lesson” for an essay and how to build compelling narratives for long-form and short-form pieces.
In the second half, we’ll take a look at some of the best markets for personal essays (for both beginning and seasoned writers), and the best online sources to help you find the perfect publication for your work. We’ll look at pay rates, peruse sample pitch letters, discuss submissions guidelines, and how and when to follow up with editors.
Tickets available here.
Registration: $35, Hub City Members: $30