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Writers' Hub Workshops

Manhattanville Writers’ Hub Spring Workshops 

The Writers’ Hub at Manhattanville College is a literary home for the local Westchester County and Hudson Valley community.

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Upcoming Workshops

Wendy Mages
Wendy Mages

If you’re interested in seeing your work published more frequently (or for the first time) and boosting your future acceptance rates, this workshop is for you! Learn how to select journals that might be interested in your work and how interpret the journal’s submission policies, rules, and procedures. Discover key strategies that make all the difference. In this workshop, Wendy details the strategies that led to her successful record of literary publications.  In this workshop, you’ll:

  • Consider criteria for “appropriate” journals that meet your publication needs and aesthetics
  • Identify sites, newsletters, and listservs that can help you choose literary journals that meet your chosen criteria
  • Review submission terms, rules, and procedures and how best to interpret them and comply
  • Develop a “standardized” cover letter for your submissions
  • Determine a submission budget, and why it’s important to do so
  • Learn about tools to help you track your submissions
  • Discover how to use “theme” as metaphor, and how this positively affects submission success

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Barat House, Manhattanville College 

Registration Fee: $50. FREE for current Manhattanville College MFA students


Wendy K. Mages, a Mercy University professor, is a Pushcart Prize nominee and an award-winning poet and author who earned a master’s and doctorate in Human Development and Psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a master’s in Theatre at Northwestern University. She is a storyteller, educator, and researcher and, as a complement to her research on the effect of the arts on learning and development, she performs original stories at storytelling events and festivals in the US and abroad. Her stories and poems have appeared widely in journals and anthologies.



Spring Workshop Schedule

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Spring WRITERS' HUB Workshops

Strategies for Literary Journal Submission
Wendy Mages
February 3

Centering a Sustainable Practice: Care, Safety, Community
Em Marie Kohl & danilo machado
March 16

Writing the Senses
Christine Kalafus
March 30

EDITOR: Buyer, Book-Doctor, Therapist, and More
Serena Jones
April 6

All workshops take place starting at 10:00 a.m. in Barat House

$50 registration fee
Free to Manhattanville MFA students

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  • Iain Haley Pollock, Director MFA Program Manhattanville College



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