Sally Simon

Just Hit Send: Submitting to Literary Journals with Sally Simon

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents Just Hit Send: Submitting to Literary Journals, a six-week workshop with Sally Simon, April 16 – May 21, 2024. The class will be held online Tuesday from 10 am to 12 noon. Once you register and pay, you will be given instructions on how to join the class.

So you’ve written some stories and / or poems and have revised them until you can no longer look at them. What now? How do you get your words into the world? In this six-week workshop, you’ll learn the ins and outs of submitting your fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction to literary journals for publication.

We’ll explore: How to know when your work is ready to submit; how to research prospective journals; how to write a cover letter and bio; how to format your submissions; what the readers/editors look for (and their biggest pet peeve); how to keep track of your submissions; and how to handle acceptance and rejection. During each online Zoom session, the instructor will share best practices and answer questions. Assignments will be given over the course of the workshop so that each participant will be ready to submit one story by the end of week 5. The goal of the workshop is to have each participant submit at least one piece of writing to a literary journal, and have the knowledge to submit in the future on their own. This workshop is open to all writers who wish to begin submitting their work for publication.

Sally Simon has an MFA in Writing from Manhattanville College. She’s a past guest editor for Five Minute Lit and a current reader for Fractured Lit. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared or is forthcoming in Citron Review, Emerge Lit, Flash Boulevard, Hobart, (macr)ro(mic), Roi Faineant, Multiplicity, Dribble Drabble Review, Five Minute Lit, Herstry, and others. She has also reached her yearly goal of over 100 rejections for the last two years. Sally’s work has been nominated for EZ (Ellipsis Magazine) Best of 2022.

To register, e-mail To register online, visit The class fee is $140. Registration deadline is April 9.

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