Tending the Work
An online workshop with guidance, tools, and support
to submit your writing with confidence
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A new session of Tending the Work will begin on October 15.
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Everything you need to find a home for your writing
As we go deeper into the writing journey, many of us feel a mix of curiosity and anxiety about publishing our work. You may want to publish but aren't sure where to begin. You may wonder if your words are ready to submit or if you're ready for your voice to be out in the world.
In this online workshop, you’ll learn how to prepare your writing for submission to literary magazines, ways to find a good home for your voice, essential submission tools, how to track and decode responses from editors, and more.
Your New Submissions Toolkit
"As a professional writer who is accustomed to working on deadline, on assignment, for assured pay, I have long found it hard to submit fiction and poetry to publications with no assurance that it will be accepted or even read carefully. Yet that is the system; that is reality. Emily Stoddard’s online course gave me the tools and the encouragement to begin systematically submitting my creative work to appropriate outlets, with the understanding that it will be judged on its merits along with thousands of other submissions, that much of it will be rejected, but that in doing so I am fulfilling a promise to my creative self, acting with the knowledge that this is the only honest, honorable way to seek recognition as a serious artist in the realm of fiction and poetry."
"Every time I go to Tending the Work, I am impressed with the quality and caliber of your teaching: sequencing, examples, offering flexible learning tasks, encouragement, appropriate sharing of your experience, and more. I worked for a long time both for and with Global Learning Partners, and I have not had the pleasure of anyone’s workshops that were more reflective of excellent designing for adults. I am immensely grateful to have found you, your work and be in your class."
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About Your Workshop Guide
I'm Emily Stoddard, a writer, workshop leader, and writing coach. I opened Voice & Vessel in 2016, and since then it's been an honor to support hundreds of writers as they meet their voice on the page. I'm a certified leader of the Amherst Writers & Artists Method, and my writing appears in Radar, Tupelo Quarterly, The Baltimore Review, Ruminate, Gravel, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Cold Mountain Review, Whitefish Review, Dark Mountain, and elsewhere. Learn more about my background.