This five-week workshop is designed for adult learners who are interested in the submission process and developing the skills to enter the world of publishing. Participants will be provided an overview of how to prepare literary projects for submission to publishers. Through a variety of lectures, workshop exercises, and group discussions, participants will discover what it takes to prepare themselves – and their work – for consideration. A comprehensive look at industry standards and best practices include crafting a project synopsis, drafting a query letter, understanding the author questionnaire process, creating a thumbnail, keynote, and writing the book description. Participants do not need a completed manuscript for this workshop series.