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  • Boekhandel van Rossum 32 Beethovenstraat Amsterdam, NH, 1077 Netherlands (map)

Want to know how to get your work into literary magazines? We're teaming up with the International Writers’ Collective to offer a 1-day workshop on the ins and outs of the dreaded "submission". 

This is a rare chance to sit down with an actual literary journal editor and see the whole process through their eyes. You’ll learn how to navigate the wide and amazing world of literary magazines, how to decipher submission guidelines, and why the rejection letter isn’t as bad as it sounds. You’ll also come away with dozens of tips & tricks to maximize your chances of being published — how to write an effective cover letter, how and when to ask what’s up with that story you sent ages ago, how to stay on the good side of underpaid and overworked editorial teams, and what to do about the dreaded slush pile.

Versal’s editors Megan M. Garr and Anna Arov will take you step by step through the entire process, and by the end of the day you will have sent your work off to at least one literary magazine — and have a complete submission ready to send to more.

All workshop participants will get a limited edition copy of Versal 12. 

Snacks, tea, and coffee will be provided during the workshop.

Price: EUR 75

Workshop facilitators

Anna Arov is a Russian/Canadian poet and artist living in Amsterdam, where she is an editor for the literary and art journal Versal and curator of VERSO /. In addition to that, she teaches writing at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague. Anna is the author of The Last Question, a chapbook published by Dancing Girl Press forthcoming in the fall of 2018. 

Megan Garr Megan M. Garr is a poet and the founder of Amsterdam’s literary & arts journal Versal and its live form VERSO /. She is the author of two books of poetry, Terrane (MIEL, 2015) and The Preservationist Documents (Pilot Books, 2012). Her work has been widely published in literary journals on both sides of the Atlantic, and recently anthologized in women : poetry : migration edited by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Megan now lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where she has worked to strengthen the Dutch and European literary communities for over a decade.

Some fine print

For any questions or concerns, contact us with the workshop title in the subject line. 

For this workshop, you must register through the International Writers' Collective. Their cancellation policy applies.

Earlier Event: April 8
VERSO / Uprising – #therituals
Later Event: June 10