Path to Publication Course with Tyler Paterson

With Tyler Paterson. Starting 29/06/2022

Start Date: 29th June 2022 – 1 place remaining

You’ve written a short story and want to get it into the world, so what’s next? There are many Do’s and Don’ts in publishing that writers tend to learn the hard way after years of rejection. What if you could skip all that and cut straight to the good stuff? This class will give you the actionable tools to take your work and get it seen by editors of literary journals/websites.

As an experienced and working writer, Tyler will guide you from finished work to finding and submitting to the right literary journals.

Please note: This class is not a guarantee for getting published. It offers up proven techniques to give you the best chance at getting seen.

There will be weekly notes and assignments over the course of six weeks. You will receive written feedback on all assignments.

The tutor will email you on the course start date with your first module; please check your Spam/Junk folder for this email.

Our creative writing courses are in huge demand and are filling up very quickly, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Week One – Formatting.

This week, you will learn how to properly format your short stories. This often overlooked but crucial technical step is necessary for the success of a story.

Week Two – Stand out From the Crowd.

This week focuses on creating cover letters and concise author bios that help you stand out from the crowd. How do you highlight your credentials in 3 sentences? You’ll learn!

Week Three – Research

This week focuses on researching and seeking out publications that are actively looking for work just like your own! I’ll highlight the best places to look, and the best insight into catching the eye of the preliminary readers who can pass your work up the editorial chain.

Week Four – Taking the Leap.

This week, you will take the step and submit your properly formatted short story to a literary journal that you’ve found, and/or from a hand-picked list that I will send.

Week Five – What’s Next?

This week focuses on the post-submission skills. What should you do while waiting to hear back? Are there tips and tricks for handling rejection? What should you look for in an accepted story’s contract (if applicable)? This week will help you prepare for the next steps in your writing journey.

To find out more about how the online courses work, or if you have any further queries, you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at

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About The Tutor

Tyler Paterson is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, holds an MFA in Fiction Writing, and is a graduate of Second City Chicago. His work has appeared in over 90 publications worldwide including The Saturday Evening Post, The Forge Literary Magazine, The Dalhousie Review, Brilliant Flash Fiction, and Fresh Ink. A semi-finalist in the Aura Estra short story contest, his work has also received notable accolades from Lycan Valley, North 2 South Press, and Lumberloft. He spends most nights yelling for his cat to "Get down from there!" Visit his website at Tyler has led writing classes for people of all ages from University students, to local communities, to remote learners. His goal is to build the confidence in writers, give them the tools to build the stories they yearn to tell, and support them along their journey. A number of past students have gone on to get their work published.


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Course Details

  • Start Date: 29/06/2022
  • Duration: 5 Weeks
  • Price: 260 NZD