How To Get Published

How To Get Published is a course designed to help get unknown authors published in literary magazines and beyond. With How To Get Published, students will be able to fully understand the ins and outs of the publishing world.


Taught by the founder of Chicago Literati and The Vignette Review, and adding insight from her colleagues at Birds Thumb, 3Elements Review, and Literary Orphans through interviews obtained explicitly for this course, students will be allowed a rare and inside look at what editors want when it comes to publishing an essay or short story. In addition, students will learn about the importance of tools such as Submittable and Duotrope when it comes to investigating markets that are open for submissions.


Students will also explore the collected works of George Plimpton’s Writers at Work series in addition to The Best American Essays and The Best American Short Stories. Most importantly, How To Get Published will teach novice writers the significance of proofreading, editing, and workshop review alongside their peers. 

One Day Seminar: Saturday: March 10th : 2p-4 

and again, Saturday: April 21st : 2p-4

1 session :: $32

Course taught by Abigail Scheaffer.

About this teaching artist:


Abigail Sheaffer is the founder and editor-in-chief of Chicago Literati and The Vignette Review. She has been published in Bird's Thumb, Bluestockings, Danse Macabre,  Literary Orphans, Luna Luna Magazine, and more.

Image by Mike Stilkey

To register for How To Get Published 

please email or call us. Space is limited. 

The Republic of Letters NFP

RoL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

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