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Pitching to Literary Journals



Adalya Nash Hussein




In this workshop, you will develop your craft in pitching essays, commentary and criticism to literary journals and similar publications. Over the course of the day, you’ll learn the key components of a pitch, develop your own targeted pitches and learn to look at them critically, making your work clearer, cleaner and more compelling.


A photo of Adalya Nash Hussein.


You can find details of how Covid-19 restrictions will affect the workshop here: https://writersvictoria.org.au/about-us/covid-19-information/. You are encouraged to wear a mask in the workshop space. The Wheeler Centre’s policy is that close contacts should not attend the building. If you are a close contact of somebody with Covid-19, or have Covid-19 symptoms yourself, please do not attend; please contact [email protected] to arrange a refund in this situation.

You Will Learn:

  • Structure – how to structure a basic pitch
  • Concision – how to get across your ideas in a short amount of space
  • Tailoring – how to adjust pitches based on the publication you are sending them to
  • Voice – how to get across the unique point-of-view you bring to your writing
  • Proofreading – clean copy inspires confidence!

About the Tutor:

Adalya Nash Hussein is a writer and editor. Her work has appeared in Meanjin, Overland, Voiceworks, The Lifted Brow, Ibis House, Going Down Swinging and others. It has also been shortlisted for the KYD Creative Non-Fiction Essay Prize and the Scribe Nonfiction Prize. She has been a CA-SRB Emerging Critic, an Emerging Writers’ Festival Melbourne Recital Centre Writer in Residence, and a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow. She has edited for Voiceworks, Liminal and The Lifted Brow.

Not a Member?

Members of Writers Victoria receive up to 37% off the full price of our workshops, seminars and courses. In addition, members have access to a range of other discounts and opportunities and receive a subscription to 'The Victorian Writer' magazine. Memberships start from just $50. Find out more about becoming a member here.

Book early to access our early bird prices! These expire 9 days before the course begins. Please keep in mind that our workshops require a minimum number of participants to run, so booking early also helps ensure that a workshop will go ahead. 

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The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Victoria 3000 Australia


Phone: (03) 9917 8463
Email: [email protected]

Registration for this event ended on 24 May 2024 - 4:00
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