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: Oct 4, 2022
  • Time: Tuesday, 6:30–9:30 pm (ET)
  • Location: 144 Montague St, Brooklyn
  • Cost: $95
  • Class size: 5–10 students
  • Writing Sample: 5 pages of poems
  • Registration deadline: FRI, SEP 30, 2022
  • Earlybird discount: $15 off through SUN, SEPT 18
Kyle Liang

Kyle Liang

Kyle Liang is the son of Taiwanese and Malaysian immigrants. He is the author of the chapbook How to Build a House (Swan Scythe Press, 2018), and his work has appeared in Best of the Net, the Margins, Glass, wildness and elsewhere. His poems have been nominated for the Best New Poets and Pushcart Prize anthologies. Kyle lives in New York, where he works as a physician assistant in internal medicine, and he is also an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University, where he teaches a course on health, aging and intersectionality.