Publishing Your Memoir: Submitting to Journals, Presses and Agents (1690)

Tuesday, October 4, 2 – 4 p.m.

$60 (10% off for members)

Are you done with the difficult work of writing, proud of your piece, and ready to tackle the submission process? We can help! Whether you are submitting personal essays or have a full manuscript ready, this class, co-led by a published author and literary agent, will teach you how to put together a successful proposal and give yourself the best chance for success.

Creative non-fiction author and literary agent Cynthia Blair Kane and writer Chloe Yelena Miller will discuss the steps toward getting published. Topics will include submitting smaller pieces to magazines and literary journals, the do’s and don'ts of cover letters, what to include in your proposal, myths about publishers and agents, where to find literary agents and what agents and publishers are looking for. Participants are encouraged to bring questions.

*This class is recommended as a supplement to Chloe's Memoir Writing Workshop, but it is open to everyone.

Recommended Reading: 
Writer’s Market 2016, ed. by Robert Brewer

Chloe Yelena Miller has been teaching writing privately and at the college level since 2005, when she received her MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her poetry chapbook, Unrest, was published by Finishing Line Press, and her writing has been published in such journals as Alimentum, The Cortland Review, and Narrative. Read sample publications and writing advice here:   

Cynthia Kane is an author, development editor, and the lead literary agent with Capital Talent Agency in D.C. She has over ten years’ experience in the industry and has seen over 100 titles to market. Along with being a literary agent, Cynthia edits for publishing houses, UN Women, and coaches individual authors. She has written for the Washington Post, BBC Travel, Woman’s Day, and more. Her latest book, How To Communicate Like a Buddhist, will be published April 2016. To learn more about Cynthia go to or her website

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

Writer's Market: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published Cover Image
By Robert Lee Brewer (Editor)
ISBN: 9781599639376
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Writer's Digest Books - September 1st, 2015