Behind the Curtain: Publishing for Editors, Writers, and Prospective Publishers

Regular $140.00
Member $126.00
August 6, 2021-August 27, 2021
Noon-2 p.m.
Publishing and Career
Open to All Levels
Online—Live Meeting
Number of Sessions
Day of the Week
4 Week
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Pull back the curtain of publishing and learn how to be successful as a writer, editor, or prospective publisher in this 4 week class with the queer editor and marketing director, Tobi Harper, and multi-genre author and 27-year seasoned managing editor, Kate Gale, of Red Hen Press. In this class, they will follow the path from manuscript to book as they discuss the responsibilities of each department and position in the publishing process, from editorial, design, and marketing to writers, editors, agents, and publicists - and why all of it is relevant to you as you begin the journey to publication. You’ll learn how to get published and what it takes to create a bestseller. With a mix of instruction, discussion, and group work, this class will provide a 360 view of the publishing industry while staying focused on each individual student’s career goals.

Instructions for Accessing This Online Class

In order to access live class meetings, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio and video capability. The information to join your Zoom classroom will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration. Please check spam folders if you do not see this email upon registration. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.

Some classes use a supplemental Google Classroom page. Should your teaching artist use Google Classroom, you will be invited to join the classroom via email at least 24 hours in advance of your class (check spam folders if you are not seeing this invitation). Please note that Google Classroom requires a Gmail address to access the Classroom. If you do not have a Gmail account, the email invitation will be sent to the email address we have on file and will prompt you to create a free account or enter an existing account to join the classroom. If we are unable to send an email invitation to your non-gmail account, you will be contacted by a staff member to provide a Gmail address. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create a free account here. Should you have concerns about this, please contact a Loft staff member at or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.