Strategic Submission: An Online Workshop

New Jersey, United States

Feb 15 - Mar 14, 2024


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Online, February 15 - March 14, 2024

Each Wednesday, Thursday, 5:00-7:00pm EST/EDT

Limited to 12 participants. Led by Lyzette Wanzer.

Wave goodbye to pitfalls that will get your best work tossed onto the “no” pile before editors have even read it. In this five-week online workshop, writers of all genres are invited to set excuses aside and learn proper submission etiquette and protocol. In a supportive environment, you’ll write cover letters and an author bio, create a submission strategy and research markets for publication, funding and conferences to identify which options best fit your work. You’ll have the opportunity to submit your writing to several markets as your workshop mates cheer you on. Bring a completed short story, a group of 3 to 5 poems, a novel excerpt, an essay or creative nonfiction piece that’s polished and ready to submit.

Presented by Murphy Writing of Stockton University.


Featured Writers Include:

Lyzette Wanzer’s work appears in over thirty literary journals, books, and magazines. Library Journal named her book, TRAUMA, TRESSES, & TRUTH: Untangling Our Hair Through Personal Narratives (ChicagoReview Press 2022), a Top 10 Best Social Sciences Book. Publishers Weekly featured the book in Fall 2022. Lyzette is a contributor to Lyric Essay as Resistance: Truth From the Margins (Wayne State University Press 2023), Civil Liberties United: Diverse Voices from the San Francisco Bay Area (Pease Press 2019) and the multi-award-winning The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays (Wyatt-MacKenzie 2012). A National Writers’ Union and Authors Guild member, Lyzette’s work has been supported with grants from Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco Arts Commission, California Arts Council, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Black Artist Foundry, The Awesome Foundation and California Humanities, a National Endowment for the Humanities partner. She has been awarded writing residencies at Blue Mountain Center (NY), Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts (NE), Playa Summer Lake (OR), Horned Dorset Colony (NY), Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (AR), Headlands Center for the Arts (CA), The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada, PlySpace (IN) and The Anderson Center (MN).


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


New Jersey, United States

Murphy Writing of Stockton University

Murphy Writing of Stockton University offers programs in the US and abroad to help writers develop their craft. When writers immerse themselves in these challenging and supportive workshops and an encouraging community, they often make breakthroughs in their art. The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, founded in 1994, is the flagship program, attracting more than 200 poets and writers from across the country each year. In 2014, Murphy Writing became part of Stockton University.

Our Participants Say it Best

"The Getaway was exactly what I needed to recharge as a writer and start the year off on the right foot. From the supportive community to the hotel’s friendly atmosphere, I left feeling inspired. Now I can't wait to get back to work on the many projects I've lined up for myself. I only wish the Getaway could last all year!" ~ Cate, Pittsburgh, PA

Our Philosophy

Advance your craft and energize your writing with our challenging and supportive workshops. Write with us wherever you are and take advantage of inspiring craft discussions, dedicated writing time, insightful feedback and an encouraging community.

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