Submitting Poems for Publication

This workshop is designed for those who want to start publishing poems or are in the early stages of submitting poems for publication. Writing poetry and submitting poetry have their own respective processes, and the latter proves to have a steep learning curve that can be discouraging and filled with disappointment. This workshop will help students avoid some of the frustrating trial and error as well as demystify the submission process to make the path to publishing a little easier. Students will learn:

  • where to find open calls for poetry
  • how to select the right journals for submission
  • how to draft cover letters and third-person bios
  • how to arrange the poems in their submission

Students will gain insight into the editorial reading and selection process and learn strategies to avoid pitfalls and increase their chances of having their work published. This workshop is not for those who are already experienced in submitting their work and publishing regularly, nor for those looking to submit a book manuscript for publication.

Workshop Details

  • Teacher: Kyle Liang
  • Level: III
  • Date: Mar 22, 2023
  • Time: Wednesday, 6:00–9:30 pm (ET)
  • Location: online via Zoom
  • Cost: $110
  • Class size: 5–10 students
  • Writing Sample: 5 pages of poems
  • Registration deadline: FRI, MAR 17, 2023
  • Earlybird discount: $15 off through SUN, FEB 12
Kyle Liang

Kyle Liang

Kyle Liang is the son of Taiwanese and Malaysian immigrants. His debut full-length collection, Good Son, is forthcoming from Sundress Publications (2024). He is the author of the chapbook How to Build a House (winner of the 2017 Swan Scythe Press Chapbook Contest), and his work has appeared in Best of the Net among other places. He is an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University, a teacher for Brooklyn Poets and a physician assistant in internal medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. Kyle lives in New York City with his wife, Morgan.