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Take the class you've had your eye on—and then try something new.

Enroll in one of our September classes below and you'll receive a free On Demand video, too.

See how it works. Deadline: August 31.

Questions? Email or call 888-589-1963 x313.

Enroll in one of these courses...


Travel Writing
starts Sept. 4 (Intro)
starts Sept. 26 (Advanced)
Travel, write, and get paid for it.
With Jay Cooke (commissioning editor, Lonely Planet).

Intro to Magazine Writing
starts Sept. 10
Write two polished pieces while you master skills you'll use for the rest of your writing career. With Celeste Mitchell (Cosmopolitan).
Writing for Women's Magazines
starts Sept. 10 (Intro)
starts Sept. 19 (Advanced)
Everything you need to know to write for the lucrative women's glossies.
Intro with Linda DiProperzio (Seventeen, The Knot, Woman's Day). Advanced with Julia Dahl (Entertainment Weekly, Redbook, Marie Claire).
Writing for Shelter Publications
starts Sept. 10
Shelter writing is an expanding niche covering real estate, architecture, design, DIY, and just about anything related to the home. Get your foot in the door.
With Lynne Meredith Schreiber (author of 6 books; Better Homes and Gardens, Saveur).
Magazine Editing
starts Sept. 20 (Intro)
starts Sept. 11 (Advanced)
Climb the masthead at your favorite mags. Intro with Linda DiProperzio (Seventeen, The Knot, Woman's Day). Advanced with Christopher Scapelliti (Guitar World).
Copy Editing
starts Sept. 11 (Intermediate)
starts Sept. 13 (Advanced)
A must for anyone who works with words. With Cheryl Della Pietra (Elle, Us Weekly, Fast Company).
Intro to Fashion Writing
starts Sept. 11
Write articles that analyze the craft of fashion while you learn about the trend reporting that gets the best assignments. With Sally Lourenco (In Style, Vogue Italia/ L'Uomo Vogue, Elle Girl).
Food Writing
starts Sept. 12 (Intro)
starts Sept. 25 (Advanced)
Eat, drink, and be published! With Ramin Ganeshram (chef, cookbook author, journalist).
Personal Essay Writing
starts Sept. 12
First-person essays are one of the best ways to break into top magazines--no experience, except yours, required. With Liza Monroy (The New York Times, Newsweek).
Beauty Writing and Editing
starts Sept. 18
Beauty writing and editing is great gig for freelancers and a fast track for editors. With Lori Bergamotto (Glamour, Lucky, InStyle).
Nonfiction Book Proposal
starts Sept. 20
Complete a polished proposal that will win an agent and land a book contract. With Jill Rothenberg (editor, Blood Diamonds).

Memoir Writing
starts Sept. 5 (Intro)
starts Sept. 10 (Advanced)
Workshop and find out how to sell your memoir. Intro with Kelly McMasters (Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town). Advanced with Jami Bernard (The Incredible Shrinking Critic).
Novel Writing
starts Sept. 10
Draft your novel and learn about the business of getting it published. With Nicole Bokat (What Matters Most, Redeeming Eve).
Chick Lit
starts Sept. 10
Find your voice, structure your story, and write the chick lit novel you've been wanting to write. With Kristin Harmel (How to Sleep With a Movie Star, The Blonde Theory).
Young Adult Novel Writing
starts Sept. 12
Write a YA novel in 12 weeks.
With Gayle Forman (Sisters in Sanity).
Humor Writing
starts Sept. 19
Writing funny is hard. But luckily it's also a craft that can be learned. With Brett Leveridge (This American Life).
Novel Writing: Revision
starts Sept. 19
Polish your draft into a marketable manuscript. With Nicole Bokat (What Matters Most, Redeeming Eve).
Children's Picture Book Writing
starts Sept. 25
Take your book from concept to a mock-up you can submit to publishers. For writers and/or illustrators. With Dashka Slater (Baby Shoes, Firefighters in the Dark).


starts Sept. 10
Write a complete screenplay, start to finish. With screenwriter and playwright Jeffrey Stanley.

TV Writing: TV Pitch Package
starts Sept. 18
Launch a career in TV by putting together two top-notch show treatments. With Laurie Scheer (WE: Women's Entertainment).

TV Writing: Spec Script
starts Sept. 26
Create a snappy spec script that will show agents, producers and networks you're ready for the writer's room.
With Laurie Scheer (WE: Women's Entertainment).

Online News Writing
starts Sept. 10
Get a job breaking news for leading websites and blogs. With Pauline Millard (Editor & Publisher, Associated Press).
Online Entertainment Writing
starts Sept. 17
Learn the secrets behind the most successful entertainment sites, how to sell celebrity news online, and how to break in. With Summer Krecke (
Create and Launch a Website
starts Sept. 18
Develop your website and your career as an internet writer and editor. With Dana Rousmaniere (,
Writing Scripts for Online Video
starts Sept. 25
Get the tools you'll need to write your own online video projects. With Laurie Scheer (WE: Women's Entertainment).

Public Relations
starts Sept. 6 (Intro)
starts Oct. 8 (Intermediate)
Build your PR skills, develop and write polished PR materials, and more. With S.j Sebellin-Ross (clients include IBM, Visa, and Ronald McDonald Children's Charities).
starts Sept. 12
Break into advertising! For writers and designers. With Lori Andreozzi (clients include MetLife, Brown University, AT&T Wireless, and Time Life).

Pitch Letter Writing
starts Sept. 17
Score great assignments and keep them coming in with winning query letters. With Erin Torneo (Cosmopolitan).
The Whole Freelancer
starts Oct. 1
Say goodbye to cube life and survive and thrive doing work you love. With Molly Knight Raskin (The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer).

...and then choose your FREE On Demand video!

Choose a video from the following On Demand videos:

Online Video: Making Your Mark--and a Healthy Profit
How amateurs, corporations, and mainstream media are making money with online video, plus tips for creating compelling content.
How to Write an Arts and Culture Review
Learn everything you need to know to write a smart, publishable review of music, film, books, theater or any other arts and culture topic.
Pitch Slam 1-on-1: Food & Wine
Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin wants to hear trend-driven pitches from four writers. Can they deliver?
Pitch Slam 1-on-1: Redbook
Redbook editor-in-chief Stacy Morrison sits down with four writers eager to break into this magazine for women in "the grown-up stage of life."
more videos to choose from

How it Works
  1. Apply for one of the courses listed above. Offer applies only to the courses on this page.
  2. In your letter of interest, mention this offer and the free On Demand video you would like from the list above.
  3. We will email you when you have been accepted into the course.
  4. Enroll in the course by August 31, and we'll sign you up for your free video!

Questions? Email or call 888-589-1963 x313.