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Craft Write & Sell your Short Story to the right Anthology Market with Louisa Bacio

Find the right anthology and write the story that will sell!

  1. Louisa Bacio
    Level:
    Mixed
    Basic and Premium Members Prices:
    Premium Members $30 & Basic Members $40

    **Register by October 30 and save $5, use code ANTHOLOGYBACIO at checkout!**
    $5 off Early Registration Coupon-expires 1 week before class starts:
    ANTHOLOGYBACIO
    Category:
    • Business
    • Indie Publishing
    • Characters
    • Description/Setting
    • Editing
    • Dialog
    • Genre
    • Plotting
    • POV
    • Series
    • Shorts/Novella
    • Worldbuilding
    Beginning writers are often told to: “Write the story you want to read, not what someone else might want to see.” This class, instead, deals with catering a short story specifically to a publisher’s request for submissions. Regularly, editors and publishers list upcoming anthologies and the types of stories they’re looking to include.

    The course will explore current call-outs, and students will be encouraged to write specifically for one anthology and to submit the work at the end of the course. Basic crafting of a short story, such as development, characterization, plot structure, and dialogue also will be covered. Since most short stories fall within 2,500 to 5,000 words, we’ll also look at ways to making word choice count and address the editing process.

    End Goal: Come prepared to write! Student should write at least one new story during the course and actually send it out for submission. We want to see some publication success with this course.
    Syllabus:
    • Week 1: Idea to inspiration, Getting started & plotting
    • Week 2: Characterization and pacing
    • Week 3: Realistic dialogue and thematic development
    • Week 4: Critique process, polishing and submissions