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Writers on Wednesdays: Getting Published in Literary Journals



Sam Cooney




Behind every great writer is a bunch of editors, publishers, designers, publicists and other highly-skilled people who help twist meaning from that writer’s words, present those words as best as possible, and share them with the world.

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Sam Cooney


Any aspiring writer would do well to understand exactly how these people function. Doing so can help your chances of publication, especially in literary journals, where so many of our best writers learned their craft and how to be part of a literary community.

You will learn

  • how a publisher/editor decides what to publish in a journal
  • the different ways a writer can have their piece find its way to be published
  • the process a piece goes through when submitted and accepted
  • tips and tricks for writers to better their chances of being published
  • how to find the right journal/publication/outcome for each piece of writing.

This workshop develops employment-related skills. This workshop will be Auslan Interpreted.

Sam shared his thoughts with us in a Q&A. You can read it on this website.

About Sam Cooney

Sam Cooney runs the not-for-profit publishing organisation The Lifted Brow, which produces a
quarterly literary magazine (also titled The Lifted Brow), publishes books, posts commentary and
criticism online every week, stages events, awards writing prizes, and more. He is publisher-inresidence
at RMIT University, teaches sessionally at RMIT and University of Melbourne, is a
freelance writer and book reviewer. He also judges literary prizes, sits on a couple of advisory
boards, chairs events, and in 2017 is taking part in the Small Press Network mentorship program
and the Australia Councils ‘Future Leaders’ professional development program.

Writers on Wednesdays

Read more about our Writers on Wednesdays events:

Writers on Wednesdays: The State of the Sector, 28 June

Writers on Wednesdays: Funemployed – Living with Yourself as a Writer, 26 July

Writers on Wednesdays: Storytelling for Social Change, 23 August

Writers on Wednesdays: Poetry and Power, 25 October

Writers on Wednesdays: Travel Writing, 29 November

Cancellation Policy




Registration for this event ended on 27 September 2017 - 4:00
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