How to Pitch, Publish, and Get Paid
with Zan Romanoff in Hancock Park
7:30 to 9:30 pm
July 25 to September 12, 2019
The internet is one of the best and the worst things to happen to writers. It makes sharing your work easier than ever—at least in theory. In fact, the internet's bounty and breadth can make figuring out how and where to publish overwhelming and confusing.
If you're interested in pitching a few freelance pieces or learning how to launch yourself as a full-time writer, this eight-week workshop will give you the tools you need. Each week, students will read pieces from an internet publication and then be asked to write something they think would fit with the publication's editorial style; they will also work on a piece to be workshopped at the end of the course. Class discussion will take on traditional craft matters like form and structure as well as tips and tricks for meeting editors and pitching them stories they want. The goal is for each participant to leave the class with a polished piece and ideas for venues where it can be published.
This class will take place in Hancock Park, where wine, sparkling water, and the occasional gourmet snack will be served.
Enrollment limit: 8 students
$420 for new students; $380 for returning students.
(Payment plans available to returning students.)
Zan Romanoff is a full-time freelance writer and author of the novels A Song to Take the World Apart (2016) and Grace and the Fever (2017). Two more books, Look and a currently untitled project, will be published by Dial Books for Young Readers. Her nonfiction has appeared online and in print in Allure, Buzzfeed, Elle, GQ, The Los Angeles Times, Lucky Peach, The New Republic, and The Paris Review Daily, among other outlets. She lives and writes in Los Angeles.
"Grace and the Fever is a clear-eyed portrait of 'the girls of the internet' . . . a YA novel that does the fangirl justice." —The Verge
"[Grace and the Fever is a] smart, warm, feminist ode to anyone who has ever been eighteen, made a mess of their own life, spent their late night hours on Tumblr, or loved a band so much it hurt." —Katie Coyle, Vivian Apple at the End of the World
"[In A Song to Take the World Apart], Zan Romanoff has created a hypnotic, lush coming of age story about what it means to have a voice.” —Emily Gould, Friendship
"With its dark sexiness, moody LA atmosphere, and fresh take on age-old legends, A Song to Take the World Apart will lure readers into its grip and keep them there.” —Bennett Madison, September Girls