Polish that Poem and Submit It!

Open Seats


Regular $140.00
Member $126.00
January 24, 2022 - February 14, 2022
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Online—Live Meeting
Number of Sessions
Day of the Week
4 Week
Poetry Rectangle

Revision and submitting can be lonely tasks if they’re not shared with others. Learn revision techniques and get over the hurdle of submitting poems as a group in this practical workshop. You’ll receive feedback on several poems and bring them through revision to get ready to submit. Revision strategies will focus on “polishing” the poem rather than breaking it down to the studs. We’ll recognize the strengths of what is already there and encourage expansion in other areas. Let’s face it—there’s no being published without submitting poems and often it’s women, people of color, and other marginalized folks that are published in lower numbers. Until the publishing industry is overhauled (we can talk about that too), we must make ourselves heard through consistent effort and very thick skin. You’ll set up a system for submitting poems to a diverse list of literary journals. Please bring some poems in progress to work on in class. Students will receive feedback on them, preparing them for submission, and will finish class with 6–8 polished poems..

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.