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How to Get Published Level 1

Gotham Writers' Workshop »
Price:
$190
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Start date: Tue, Aug 25 7:00pm - 10:00pm (2 sessions)
Tue, Aug 25: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tue, Sep 01: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
1450 Broadway
Btwn 40th & 41st Streets
New York, New York 10001
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Important: Price includes $25 registration fee

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Class Information

  • Class Level: Beginner
  • Age Requirements: 18 and older
  • Average Class Size: 14

What you'll learn in this publishing course:

You’ve spent months, or years, sweating and swearing over a book and now you’re ready to draw the interest of agents and/or publishing houses. Or perhaps you’re in the midst of writing a book and you want to know the publishing challenges up ahead. The question looms: how do you get a book published?

Here you will learn how to navigate the ins-and-outs of the publishing business and you’ll write (and refine) the most important selling tool for your book—the query letter. All under the guidance of an established literary agent.

You won’t be told it’s impossible, or that it’s easy. You will, however, gain a realistic understanding of how the process works and how you can maximize your chances for success.

Notes:
This course deals with all kinds of books—novels, children’s books, and all types of nonfiction books. If you’re working on a nonfiction book, then you may want to start with Nonfiction Book Proposal.

Though self-publishing is touched on, the focus is on getting published with a traditional publisher.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

If you need to withdraw from class, here are your options:

For Everything (except one-session classes/events)
For a refund or credit, you need to send an email to [email protected] two business days or more before your class starts. You can either choose to hold a full store credit with us good on other classes for a year or you can opt for a refund less a $25 administrative fee and your $25 registration fee ($50 total).

One-Session Classes and Events (Write-Ins/Take-Aways)
If you withdraw from any Write-In or Take-Away two hours or more before it begins, you're welcome to a full Gotham credit toward another Write-In or Take-Away. No refunds are available.

A few more things:
  • Simply not attending class or notifying the instructor does not mean you've officially withdrawn.
  • Credits are valid for one year and cannot be changed into refunds down the road.
  • Some exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis for medical emergencies with a doctor's note.
  • Refunds take up to six weeks to process.
Please understand, we can't issue a refund after classes have started, even if you miss your first class. Similarly, we can't offer you a store credit one day before your second class or after that. We understand that other obligations get in the way of attending class, but these policies allow us to get other interested writers into class early enough to have a good experience, and this allows us to offer our classes at a reasonable price.

Teacher: Jennifer Udden

Start Dates (1)

Start Date # of Sessions Price
2 $190 Book

Teacher:
Jennifer Udden

Schedule:
Tue, Aug 25 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tue, Sep 01 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Location:
Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
1450 Broadway
Btwn 40th & 41st Streets
New York, New York 10001

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Notes:
Price includes $25 registration fee

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New York, New York 10001

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School: Gotham Writers' Workshop

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Reviews of Classes at Gotham Writers' Workshop

(101 Reviews)


Attended: Write-In

Gloria P. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonfiction

Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Children's Book Writing Intensive

Eileen H. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Creative Writing 101 Intensive

Carly H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Children's Book Writing Level 1

Kara H. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Fiction Writing Level 1

Agata M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Fiction Writing Intensive

Anonymous gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: How to Blog Intensive

I thought that the instructor was very knowledgable and gave the class lots of great information. It would be really helpful if the social media class was available the next week so the students could link the creative blogging with the technical aspect of writing a blog and linked it to other forms of social media.


Attended: Creative Writing 101 | 6-Week Workshop

SUCH a GREAT class. My teacher, Allison, is exceptional.


Attended: Creative Writing 101 | 6-Week Workshop

Solid low stress intro class. Good to get in habit of writing again, and have discipline to finish assignments. Some in-class work seems a bit forced, but generally good level of instruction.


Attended: Travel Writing Intensive

Rachel K. gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Business Writing Intensive

Nancy S. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Business Writing Level 1

Francesca H. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Business Writing Intensive

The class didn't help me at all. The instructor knew what she was talking about but it wasn't made for a 6 hr course. I wouldn't take this course again


Attended: Business Writing Intensive

Joshua R. gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Travel Writing Intensive

This course teaches you the basic elements of good travel writing, provides examples from published works, and gives participants the opportunity to practice incorporating these elements in their own writing. The teacher was knowledgable and empathetic, creating an atmosphere of trust that encouraged us to share our attempts and learn from each other. I learned so much and really enjoyed the day.


Attended: Playwriting Intensive

Cassandra K. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Business Writing Intensive

May L. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Dialogue Writing Intensive

This was a great course! It really was good for me and developing my craft! I like to hear others, share and get feedback.


Attended: Creative Writing 101 Intensive

Bim H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Write-In

I enjoyed the format and the attitude of everyone involved. I liked the space and the lighting. It was all conducive to a great experience.


Attended: Children's Book Writing Intensive

Great instructor!


Attended: Children's Book Writing Intensive

Alandria P. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Creative Writing 101 Intensive

Patti M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Children's Book Writing Intensive

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Attended: Write-In

Cathy C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Screenwriting Intensive

Jessica P. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: How to Blog Intensive

Kristel S. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: TV Writing Intensive

Brooke J. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Children's Book Writing Intensive

Rachel L. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Screenwriting Intensive

Beth H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: TV Writing Intensive

Kristen K. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Write-In

all levels. shared stories. met interesting people


Attended: Write-In

Robyn N. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing Level 1

Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Fiction Writing Level 1

The class was great, although I would have preferred a different instructor.


Attended: Fiction Writing Level 1

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Attended: Memoir Writing Level 2

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Attended: Humor Writing Level 1

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Attended: Humor Writing Level 1

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Attended: Fiction Writing Level 1

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Attended: Write-In

Lindsay O. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Article Writing Intensive

Anonymous gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Write-In

Stephen L. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Humor Writing Intensive

Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Business Writing Intensive

Great class. Well worth it. Good for managers and supervisors.


Attended: Personal Essay Writing Intensive

Cynthia A. gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: The Editor's Eye Intensive

Andrea M. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: The Editor's Eye Intensive

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Attended: Write-In

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Attended: Fiction Writing Intensive

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Attended: The Editor's Eye Intensive

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Attended: Write-In

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Attended: Memoir Writing Intensive

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Attended: Memoir Writing Intensive

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Attended: Creative Nonfiction 101

Celia C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Business Writing Level 1

Christina M. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Business Writing Level 1

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Attended: Write-In

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Attended: Creative Writing 101 | 6-Week Workshop

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Attended: Write-In

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Attended: Write-In

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Attended: Personal Essay Writing Intensive

. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Write-In

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Attended: Write It Right!: Grammar For Teens

Martina K. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Creative Writing 101 Intensive

Joao B. gave this class 2 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Memoir Writing Intensive

Great instruction, peers, and learning opportunity.


Attended: Memoir Writing Intensive

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Attended: Children's Book Writing Intensive

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Attended: Stand Up Comedy Writing Intensive

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Attended: Write-In

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Attended: Business Writing Intensive

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Attended: Write-In

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Attended: Write-In

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Attended: Business Writing Intensive

Nicole P. gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Personal Essay Writing Intensive

Anonymous gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Fiction Writing Intensive

The teacher, Thais Miller, was lovely and energetic through the entire class, she is passionate about her work and gave a solid introduction to fiction writing. My review is missing a star however, because even Thais' great energy and enthusiasm could not make up for the class participants, who made the experience feel more like a competition than an open, collaborative environment. Perhaps I was at the wrong level, being a complete beginner and taking the class as a basic introduction, and it would be helpful for course horse to provide more in depth descriptions of their classes.


Attended: Creative Writing 101 | 6-Week Workshop

Margarita T. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Creative Writing 101 | 6-Week Workshop

Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Screenwriting Intensive

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Attended: Creative Writing 101 Intensive

Babette-Scarlett Schossau gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Business Writing Intensive

I really enjoyed the class and listening to very useful tips in the business world. The writing exercises were useful as well, and overall it was a good investment. I recommend this class to anyone who wants to improve their communication skills.


Attended: Write-In

Jillian Fata gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Write-In

Jonny Cosgrove gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Write-In

It was a woderful experience. Will definitely do it again soon!


Attended: Write-In

I enjoyed the atmosphere, but I didn't like that we were only allowed to give positive feedback. I'm all for positive comments, but I'd also want constructive feedback that could help me improve my writing. Also, maybe we can add this rule: While listening to feedback, the writer shouldn't be allowed to speak. Sometimes writers want to defend a choice, but end up arguing with the person giving the comment.


Attended: Creative Writing 101 | 6-Week Workshop

Fran Marsh gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Write-In

Catherine Marinello gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Write-In

Maggie Selvin gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Write-In

Natacha Godoi gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Write-In

Ligea Alexander gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Write-In

Stevie Brandon gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Write-In

Jordan Rosenblum gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Dialogue Writing Intensive

Absolutely fantastic course, I'd recommend to the beginner as well as the seasoned writer wanting to hone their skills. Very informative and great use of exercise and script analysis to learn the process. Carl was a wealth of information and I'd take another class from him in a heartbeat.


Attended: Write-In

I really enjoyed this class. I like the approach to writing creatively and receiving supportive feedback from peers. I hadn't written in a while, so I found this refreshing. I'll be returning to GWW for another course.


Attended: Songwriting Intensive

Alex Forbes is an excellent instructor. She had everyone involved and made the class quite enjoyable. I would highly recommend this class to the aspiring songwriter. Thumbs up all the way!


Attended: Creative Writing 101 | 6-Week Workshop

Its a nice introduction if you haven't had any proper creative writing training.


Attended: Songwriting Intensive

Excellent class. Amazing amount of information in one day. Tony Conniff is terrific, and the course was fun.


Attended: How to Get Published Level 1

Excellent instructor. I learned alot-Facilities not too great crowded room too many in the class.


Attended: Memoir Writing Intensive

Very satisfied. Good instructor. Nice group of students.


Attended: How to Blog Level 1

I would recommend this class for those who have little or no knowledge about blogging. Out of the 15 or so participants half, including myself, had basic prior knowledge and were clearly tuning out in the first session (each session is 3hrs long and doesn't finish till 10pm) as the teacher focused on the fundamentals. As part of the course you are asked to create your own blog which is critiqued by the teacher and participants in the second session so be prepared to do done homework. Lastly, the teacher is experienced and did her best to cater to everyone's needs.

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