JULY 25th



Each month Voyage is bringing you a new YA workshop/class with some of the best agents, editors, and authors in YA!

We’ve designed these workshops to help you level up your craft in short 75-minute sessions. We focus on a specific area of craft and publishing related to YA.

With years of experience both evaluating and editing query letters, literary agent Kaitlyn Johnson will break down the do’s and don’ts when crafting your pitch. Learn format, the vernacular that applies to your story, and the best hooks to nab an agent! You’ll also learn what happens in the query process after you hit submit! Have those questions ready, as we’ll be including a Q&A for your specific concerns.

This class will be taught via Zoom and writers may register to attend live or receive the recorded version.

When: Sunday, July 25th, 1 PM EST


About the Instructor:

After receiving a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, Kaitlyn Johnson refused to leave the concept of nightly homework behind. A literary agent for Belcastro Literary Agency, she is also a freelance editor at her own company, Strictly Textual. Kaitlyn started her literary journey as a copyeditor for academic publisher codeMantra, a YA editor for Accent Press, a Conference Assistant for GrubStreet, Boston, and has been agenting since 2016. She has written various articles for Writer’s Digest and has had a flash fiction story published in the anthology A Box of Stars Beneath the Bed.

About YA: YA is an ever expanding category of literature that constantly pushes boundaries. While the intended audience of YA is teenagers, almost half of YA readers are adults and Voyage is happy to be at the intersection of both groups. We are not interested in publishing a specific genre of YA, but we are interested in quality work by writers from a variety of backgrounds, especially #ownvoices. We are excited about creating a space that supports both emerging and established voices.

Voyage features short-form fiction and nonfiction weekly and we’re typically looking for unpublished work, though we do consider reprints. All submissions should be 6,000 words or less.

Please send any inquiries to contact (at) thevoyagejournal.com.

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