Learning from Agents & Editors: Writing for Publication — August 16-20 (11am-12:30pm ET)


Have you ever wondered what it takes to share your writing with the world? What you really need to know to submit your short story to a literary journal, for example, or write an Op-Ed for the newspaper, or publish on a professional blog, or even pitch your own book to an editor or agent? If so, then the Learning from Agents & Editors: Writing for Publication workshop is for you! We will spend a week taking a peek behind the “curtain” of the publishing world to explore how best to find and share your identity as an author, seek “right fit” publication opportunities, write story pitches and book proposals, and more. Learn from an expert in the publishing field as you grow as a writer (or maybe as a future editor, agent, or publishing professional yourself!).

Meet the Workshop Facilitators below.

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Learning from Agents & Editors: Writing for Publication Virtual Workshop — August 16-20 (11am-12:30pm ET)

For young writers ages 13-19

During camp, you’ll engage in interactive writing activities, connect with peers around the world, and work together to grow your writing skills.

After camp, you’ll work independently (and asynchronously) on writing prompts and activities, guided by peer and expert review, at your own pace, for a total time commitment of about three to four hours per day.

About the Facilitators:

Brittany Collins Headshot, Instructor, earning from Agents & Editors: Writing for Publication

Brittany Collins designs and facilitates educational programming at Write the World while working directly with students, teachers, and partner organizations to support their use of the platform. She holds a B.A. in English and Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has published over 20 articles in the genres of creative nonfiction, opinion journalism, and education journalism, with works featured in such outlets as The Washington Post, Education Week, Edutopia, Inside Higher Ed, and English Journal of NCTE, among others. Brittany is passionate about social-emotional learning and trauma-informed teaching, and her first book– on the topic of grief support in secondary schools– is forthcoming with Heinemann Press of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. At Write the World, she has helped hundreds of students hone their writing skills, tell their stories, and connect with an authentic audience of readers around the world.

Victoria McGloughlin Headshot, Teacher Assistant, Virtual Writing Workshops for Teens
Victoria McGloughlin
is a rising Junior at Smith College who is majoring in English with a focus in Creative Writing. She is also part of Smith’s poetry concentration. Victoria’s favorite poets are Ocean Vuong, Donika Kelley, and Camille Dungy.



Guest Speakers:

Becca Podos, Headshot, Guest Speaker, Virtual Writing Workshop for Teens




Becca Podos is the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of YA novels, The Wise And The Wicked the latest. Her forthcoming books include the co-edited anthology Fools in Love (Running Press Kids, 2021), and From Dust, A Flame (Balzer + Bray, 2022). By day, she’s an agent at the Rees Literary Agency.

Louisa Irele is a Nigerian-American educator, book editor, and movement instructor who lives in Portland, Maine with her partner and two pets, KurtTheCat and KoalaDog.

Rick Andreoli, Virtual Writing Workshops for High School StudentsRichard Andreoli is the Editor-in-Chief of Parentology, as well as the money-savings website Savetastic, and the recently relaunched How Life Works. Richard’s professional career began in the entertainment industry garnering experience both on set and in corporate offices. He quickly moved into script development where he worked on both TV and film projects with companies like MTV, HBO, Miramax, and Warner Bros. Richard published his first book in 2004 and his newest novel, Battle at the Comic Expo, came out in May 2018. He majored in English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing from UCLA and later developed his comedy writing and improv skills at The Groundlings school. In his spare time, he runs away with the circus, teaching aerial arts at Cirque School in Los Angeles.

Have additional questions? Reach out to us at workshops@writetheworld.com to connect!