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Writing Consultation Service

Chelsey Clammer

SUBMISSIONS CONSULTATION with The Sub(mission) Columnist, Chelsey Clammer


DESCRIPTION: With over 150 publications in the past five years, Chelsey Clammer knows the literary journal world quite well. She is knowledgeable about paying markets, journal aesthetics, and what different literary journals are specifically looking for in a submission.

Submit up to 12 pages (4,500 words) of your writing for Chelsey to read, assess, provide 5 or more suggestions for where to submit the piece, and to format your document according to each journal’s guidelines. If you don’t have one long piece, you may send multiple, shorter pieces, though a maximum of 3 pieces. Return time is one week.


“Through the Peephole” has been accepted by Crack the Spine! Thank you so much for suggesting this online journal and for being my cheerleader for this short piece. I don’t know which issue it will be in, but I’m thrilled it will be read again—and that it will be eligible to be published in the print anthology. ~ Linda Rosen

With so many literary magazines available today in print and online I struggled with trying to find the right fit for my work. Chelsey was a godsend. She was very encouraging and helpful when it came to answering all of my questions from publication format to writing a bio. Her support was fantastic; of the eight pieces that I sent to her last February, four now have been published. I cannot thank her enough. This class is a bargain. ~ Susie Foster Hale

Hello! I got the feedback from Chelsey Clammer ... she was very, very helpful, and has made me want to jump right back in with both feet! Thanks for offering this service. I think it is well worthwhile. ~ Cheryl Fines

Just got a submission consultation with Chelsey Clammer and have to relate that this is a great value for writers. Chelsey is a pleasure to work with, responsible about deadlines, and gives a thorough assessment of where and what to submit. I can’t say yet whether my story will find a home, but she recommended a number of journals that weren't even on my lists and for which I would have spent countless hours trying to find them myself. Having someone who knows journals as well as she does—and what they seek—seems invaluable. This is a great service—thank you Chelsey! ~ Jodi Lew-Smith

Several months back, you kindly suggested about 5 outlets for me to submit my stories. One was BioStories which last summer ran a piece of mine. Another was Embodied Effigies which has just informed me they’d like to run two (!) of my stories. I really appreciate the time you took in reading all my submissions to TNB and for sending along suggestions for places where my writing could find a home. Thank you! ~ Mara Marks

[Chelsey] suggested I submit a couple of my pieces that came out of her exercises. I was so new to all this, I didn’t even know where to begin to submit. Chelsey walked me through that process, too! I thought you’d like to know that one was published online. I couldn’t have been published without Chelsey and the WOW! classroom. ~ Kate Bradley-Ferrall

Oh my gosh that was the best $20 I’ve ever spent. THANK YOU for your response, details, suggestions, journal links—all of it... I’m going to read it more closely tonight and probably just submit my little darling away in the next few days. I can’t wait to send you my next piece for feedback and recommendations. ~ Laurie Mikulasek Simpkinson

Sample: Click to view a sample consultation email from Chelsey Clammer.

Please note: This service is not for edits or critique of the work, rather a general assessment if it is ready for publication, recommendations for where to submit it, and to receive correctly-formatted documents for each submission.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Chelsey Clammer is the award-winning author of Circadian (Red Hen Press, 2017) and BodyHome (Hopewell Publications, 2015). A Pushcart Prize-nominated essayist, she has been published in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Normal School, Hobart, The Rumpus, Essay Daily, The Water~Stone Review and Black Warrior Review, among many others. She is the Essays Editor for The Nervous Breakdown and a voluntary reader for Creative Nonfiction magazine. You can read more of her writing at:

COST:  $25, which includes an assessment of up to 12 pages of your writing (4,500 words), 5 or more suggestions for where to submit your piece, and manuscript formatting to each journal’s guidelines. Return time is one week.

BUY NOW: Submissions Consultation with The Sub(mission) Columnist, Chelsey Clammer.

This class is now closed. Please check out Chelsey’s upcoming class, Women Writers Anonymous starting January 2.

For Class Session Starting 5/1/2017


Notes:  Upon successful completion of payment, your name, email address, and contact info will be submitted to your instructor. She will e-mail you within one business day so you can get started with the consultation.

Questions? Email Marcia & Angela at:

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