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Carving Out Space In The Literary World 1-Day Zoom Seminar, Starts December 5th, 2021
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Carving Out Space In The Literary World 1-Day Zoom Seminar, Starts December 5th, 2021

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Sunday, December 5th, 2021

1-Day Morning & Afternoon Zoom Workshop

Any questions about this 1-day workshop? Use the Chat Button (lower left) to talk with us.

*This class is limited to 20 writers

Led by Chloe Caldwell, author of of three books: the essay collection I’ll Tell You in Person (Coffee House/Emily Books, 2016), the critically acclaimed novella, WOMEN (SF/LD 2014 and Harper Collins UK, 2017) and Legs Get Led Astray. Her memoir, The Red Zone: A Love Story will publish on April 19th, 2022 from Soft Skull. Read her work in the The Cut, NY Times, Vice, Salon, Longreads, NylonBon Appétit and many more publications.

Session 1: Where do I fit?

10:00AM -12:30PM EST via Zoom

Breaking into the literary world can feel isolating and daunting. In this morning session, Chloe will describe all of the ways she was able to carve out a place for her writing—she began with zero contacts, community, or writing degree. She will guide you in figuring out where to submit your writing, how to make writer-friends, and strategies for knowing where your book would fit on the shelf.


Session 2: How do I get there?

1:30PM - 4:00PM EST via Zoom

In the afternoon session, Chloe will share concrete and actionable ways to build a literary name for yourself. Places to submit, how to reach out to an agent, risk-taking, and building a writing community are a few of the topics that will be covered. There will be time for a Q & A and a few in-class exercises.

Using her personal experience, Chloe will frankly share the ins and outs of creating a writing career from the ground up, how to create something from nothing.

  • Concrete ideas for breaking into the industry
  • New goals set
  • New writer-friends
  • What to expect when submitting
  • List of literary journals
  • Tools for maximizing exposure
  • And demystification of the literary world


"My mentorship with Chloe Caldwell was truly my greatest workshopping experience yet. As a professional copywriter, essay writing has become a passion project I do on the side for my own fun, and hadn't much considered publishing until Chloe gave me the confidence to pitch to my dream publication—and they took it!  From her extensive and wildly helpful in-line edits to just chatting on the phone about my seemingly endless ideas, Chloe's mentorship has left me a better, more confident, and more inspired writer. Run! Don't! walk! to sign up for her next mentorship." -Emma T., former student

"Chloe’s classes changed my life. She is so honest, thoughtful, and enthusiastic about her students and their work. She attracts smart, funny, open people to her classes. I’ve taken nearly a dozen workshops with her now and I consistently walk away feeling energized, inspired, and like I’ve known the people in the class for years. Chloe’s guidance, support, and genuine interest in her students gave me the courage to take my writing seriously. I’ve learned so much from her and can’t recommend her workshops highly enough." – Emily Smith, former student

"Chloe is a dreamy writing teacher. As an editor, she is precise and discerning, and she has a knack for mining insights from even the roughest of drafts. She’s also kind and compassionate, building our confidence to tell our stories. Her classes are engaging and generative: I have found new favorite writers from essays we read together, and started several new pieces from in-class prompts." —Jasmin Sandelson, former student

"Everything I know about good writing I know from Chloe. She helped me get published for the first time on Longreads. Her feedback is invaluable and elevated my writing to a whole new level. I’d be hard pressed to find someone with writing prompts and reading assignments as unique and powerful as hers. I always tell everyone, if you want to expand your writer’s brain, talk to Chloe." – Vanessa Golenia, former student

"I first became acquainted with Chloe through her writing, and was so excited to find that the combination of heart and discernment I love in Women and I’ll Tell You in Person also comes out in her teaching. Her edits are sharp and her ideas for opening a piece up are plentiful–she’s helped me gain a lot of confidence and drive when it comes to drafting, rewriting, and editing my own work." – Audrey Moyce, former student


This 1-Day Workshop will meet via Zoom on Sunday, December 5th, 2021. 

Session 1 will be 10AM - 12:30 EST

Session 2 will be 1:30PM - 4:00PM EST

*Recordings of both sessions will be made available to everyone who enrolls.

Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this program.

Chloe Caldwell is the author of the essay collections I’LL TELL YOU IN PERSON and LEGS GET LED ASTRAY, as well as the critically acclaimed novella, WOMEN. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Buzzfeed, New York Magazine, Vice, Salon, Longreads, Nylon, and half a dozen anthologies including Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving NYC and Without A Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class. Her essay "Hungry Ghost" was listed as Notable in Best American Non-required Reading 2016. She teaches creative nonfiction writing at Catapult in NYC and online, and hosts seasonal writing retreats which were recently mentioned in The New York Times. Chloe lives in Hudson, NY.

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