Presenter: Tanya Whiton
Date & Time: Saturday, September 23 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: York Public Library
Level: Open
Maximum Attendees: Open
Fee: Free
RSVPIf you plan to attend, please RSVP to info@mainewriters.org


Many well-intentioned writers have enthusiastically set out to submit their work to literary journals, magazine, and quarterlies only to find themselves stymied by numerous roadblocks on their way to hitting the “Send” button…never mind the challenge of getting to the post office with an actual paper submission.

In this seminar, Tanya Whiton accessibly demystifies the submission process by offering strategies for overcoming obstacles, clarifying personal goals, and creating a simple, actionable plan to get one’s writing in front of editors and, ultimately, readers.


Tanya Whiton’s fiction has been published in Solstice: a Magazine of Diverse VoicesNorth Dakota QuarterlyWestern Humanities ReviewNorthwest Review and Crazyhorse 63, among others. Her short story “Giving Her Away” was included in the anthology The Way Life Should Be: A Collection of Stories by Contemporary Maine Writers. She has twice been the recipient of the Martin Dibner Memorial Fellowship for Maine writers, and has received two New England Press Association Awards for her nonfiction work. Her book Two for the Road: Adventures in Maine, a collection of travel essays created in collaboration with photographer Heidi Killion, was published in 2014.

Tanya has taught creative writing for the Lesley Seminars, Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, the Stonecoast Writers’ Conference, and the University of Southern Maine; she also teaches professional development skills for writers, on topics ranging from basic oral interpretation skills to marketing to navigating the indie publishing process. From January 2007–August 2016 she served as the Associate Director of the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program. VISIT tanyawhiton.com