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Writing for Commercial Publications: Find the Right Fit for YOUR Work

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

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Get your essays ready for commercial publication and get closer to yes!

Learn the key elements of getting your essay into national commercial publications and mass media–the places that create “hot essays,” help sell your book, and pay! Rebecca Morrison has cracked the code with publications in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Today Show, Newsweek, HuffPost, Salon, and more, and she’ll be sharing her top tools and techniques to get YOUR work ready for submission–and optimize your chances of getting a yes. 

See examples of different lengths, formats, and structures of essays and reported pieces that have been accepted by leading national publications, with a breakdown of the steps you’ll need to take–from the right angle for your idea to choosing the right newspaper, magazine or website, to the art and craft of the powerful pitch.

In this webinar, you will learn:
  • LEARN tools to increase your chances of getting a yes from the largest national publications in the country.
  • DISCOVER ways to understand the commercial publication industry–and build on what you already know.
  • FIND the right fit for your work in mass media.
  • GET INSPIRED and EMPOWERED to send your writing to “big deal” editors.
  • ASK your questions about publishing essays in commercial publications. 

This webinar is ideal for writers 

  • Beginner to experienced writers who need tips to increase their chances of publishing in large, national commercial publications & mass media
  • Writers who’d like their email pitch to powerfully catch the attention of commercial publication editors
  • Writers new to the commercial publication arena, looking to get a better picture of which publication(s) would be a good fit for their essay
  • Writers previously published in literary magazines who want to explore another world!

Closed captioning is available. ✔
All registrants receive the recording.


REBECCA MORRISON is a lawyer and writer. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Today Show, Newsweek, NBC News, HuffPost, Salon, Insider, and The Independent. Her HuffPost essay on being an immigrant was the #1 trending story twice on AppleNews and was taught in composition classes at Marymount University in the fall 2023. She’s completing a middle-grade novel based on her childhood as an Iranian immigrant trying to fit into her family, school, and new homeland in America. You can find her work and subscribe to her newsletter at 

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March 27
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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