Lit Mag Salon

Lit Mag Salon

Everything you ever wanted to know about literary magazines
  • Tania Hershman
Date Tuesday February 28th 2023, 19:00-21:00 GMT
Location Online

If you’re writing any forms of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, and you’re looking for places to find new favourite writers as well as opportunities to submit your own work, join Tania Hershman, Arvon Writer-in-Residence and founder of the online short story hub ShortStops, for Arvon’s very first Lit Mag Salon. During this two-hour webinar you’ll learn all about literary magazines and journals: how their editors work, what they are looking for, and the steps you’ll need to take in order to give your work the best chance of appearing in print or online – or both.

Tania writes: ‘ShortStops was born to showcase all the incredibly vibrant short-story-related activity in the UK and Ireland, from online and print lit mags and live lit events to competitions and story collections. You might be surprised to learn that there are 481 magazines in the UK and Ireland that publish short stories, with more appearing all the time. During this Lit Mag Salon you’ll hear from the editors of three wonderful journals – Eimear Ryan of Banshee, Farhana Sheikh of Present Tense and Kirstie Millar of Ache – talking about why they set up their magazines, what they publish (not just short stories) and how to submit to them. And there will be plenty of time for questions, too.’

The Lit Mag Salon will be delivered via Zoom webinar, so you can enjoy the session without the pressure of having your video or camera on. You will have opportunities to ask questions via the chat box.  The event will also be recorded, so if you are unable to attend live you will have access to the recording for a month afterwards.

Online: £35

Concessions: £17.50

As part of our effort to increase participation in the arts, a limited number of half-price concessions are available for this course at checkout. There are a limited number of free subsidised places for those who cannot afford the concession price.

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