Start Publishing Your Short Works

This workshop is for previously unpublished teen and adult writers and artists interested in publishing their short poetry, prose, photographs, paintings, comics, and other creative pieces.

Start Publishing Your Short Works. Adults & teens. Tuesday, July 13, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST, on Zoom. Course fee is $15 (scholarships are available). Please register here before July 10.


Meet the Teaching Artist: McKayla Anne Rockwell is a Youngstown-born writer currently attending and teaching at YSU. She has several short publications and ample experience working with Youngstown-based literary journals, including Volney Road Review and Jenny Magazine.

This workshop will examine all aspects of when and whether a poem is “telling the truth.” What is “truth” in a poem? Is it sticking to the story of what happened? An emotional truth? A spiritual truth? All of the above? None of the above? How do we know when our poems are telling the truth?

Is Your Poem Telling the Truth? Tuesday July 20, 6:00 to 9:00 PM EST, on Zoom. Limited to 15 participants. Reserve your seat here.

Meet the teaching artist: Erica Bodwell is a poet and attorney from Concord, New Hampshire. Her manuscript, Crown of Wild, won the Two Sylvias Press 2018 Wilder Prize. Her chapbook, Up Liberty Street, was released 2017 by Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in VerseDaily, Beloit Poetry Review, North American Review, PANK and other journals.


Is Your Poem Telling the Truth?

Have a class or workshop idea?

We pay $250 for a 5-6 week workshop or $150 for a half day “short.” Our participants vary, from emerging to experienced writers, teens to retired adults working in a variety of genres. We are seeking workshops on general and specific themes, open to all genres or genre-specific.

Please submit your workshop proposal here. If your idea doesn’t fit the form, use the “Anything else we need to know” box to share your thoughts.