Get Published: Everything You Need to Know About Submitting Your Work, with Emily Everett and Emily Lackey

You know you want to get published—or maybe you already have!—but there are still so many questions you have about the opaque process of submitting your work to literary journals, websites, and magazines. In this half-day workshop, editor Emily Everett and writer Emily Lackey will give you a behind-the-scenes look at both sides of the submitting process. Writers will learn the secrets to submitting from a writer—finding the best places to submit their work, knowing when a piece is ready to submit, and how to keep everything organized—and from an editor—what those rejections really mean, what to expect from the editorial process, and what really catches an editor’s eye. Writers will learn from these two industry experts everything they need to know about getting published in today’s literary landscape. In the end, writers will be given ample time to ask their most burning questions about the publishing process.
Saturday, May 7, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($75)

Emily Everett is managing editor of The Common, a biannual literary magazine publishing stories, essays, poems, and images with a modern sense of place. With other editors, she selects pieces for the magazine, and edits and develops that work with authors prior to publication. Her fiction is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review and Electric Lit, and has appeared in Tin House and The Tishman Review. Her nonfiction appears online for The Common and Take Magazine. She studied Literature at Smith College and Queen Mary University of London. Find out more at

Emily Lackey is Writers in Progress’s Assistant Director. Her stories and essays have been published in Glimmer Train, Prairie Schooner, Post Road, The Literary Review, Longreads, The Rumpus, Green Mountains Review, and The Huffington Post, among others. She was a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and Newnan ArtRez. After receiving her MFA from the University of New Hampshire, she taught writing at the University of New Hampshire and in the graduate writing program at Southern New Hampshire University.   Find out more at

Emily Lackey