Writing Essays for Publication

with Marcelle Soviero


This seminar is for those who are working on personal essay(s) with an aim to submit to print/online magazines, newspapers and media outlets. We will explore specific aspects of the writing craft that help transform a good essay into a great essay – one that stands out among the submissions on an editor’s desk or in her inbox.


We will take a close look at examples, culled from submissions I’ve received as the editor and publisher of Brain Child, a literary magazine. To compare the craft of the writing and better understand what makes a good essay great--from sharpening the angle, creating vivid scenes to the weaving of the inner and outer story to propel the essay forward. There will be two short writing prompts designed to apply to your own essay(s)-in-progress. Our goal: To further improve your writing, release the inner critic and prepare to submit your best work.


About Marcelle Soviero...

Marcelle is the founder of Marcelle Ink and M-ink Media, twin companies that educate, support, publish and promote writers at all stages in their creative journey. She is the author of An Iridescent Life: Essays on Motherhood and contributor to Blended: Writers on the Step Family Experience. Her work has been published in numerous outlets, including the New York Times, NPR and Creative Nonfiction. Marcelle is the former Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Brain Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers, and founder of Brain Teen — two award-winning magazines that merged with Creative Nonfiction and the Creative Nonfiction Foundation in 2019. Marcelle has an MFA from New York University and serves on the board at Hazelden Betty Ford. She lives with her husband in Wilton and is the mother of five young adult children.

Online via ZOOM
10am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 1st

For more info, call 203.227.3250 or email info@WestportWriters.org


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