ClassPitching Your Personal Essay for Digital Media Publication
Personal essays are the load-bearing pillar of digital media; every year someone new declares the personal essay "over," and every year truly groundbreaking and compelling personal writing in the digital sphere shapes the discourse (and the careers of its authors). Whether you're looking to form an essay collection or memoir or to expand an online writing career, having a real command of what both editors and readers are looking for in a well-crafted and original piece is key. Work with a managing editor with 10+ years experience in digital media as well as teaching experience in creative writing, composition, and one-on-one writing consultancy to develop a strong pitch draft and best practices for building relationships with editors, as well as constructive new insight as to what editors are looking for and what informs their decisions.
Instructions for Accessing This Online Class
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.