Submission Smarts for Writers October 2018

The Cedar Ridge Writers Series
proudly presents

Submission Smarts for Writers

Saturday, October 20, 2018 10 AM – 2:30 PM

with author/speaker/editor Lisa Romeo

Hosted by Ryder S. Ziebarth

Send your writing into the world!

Tips, advice, best practices for submitting short creative work (fiction, essays, creative nonfiction, poems, articles) to print and online publications, websites, literary journals, contests.

This workshop will explore what editors want, the pay-off & pitfalls of simultaneous submissions, as well as evaluating contests.

We will offer hands-on practice (bring your computer!) on how to research & identify target venues, create lists, track results, interpret rejections, and what works best at different stages.

For those interested in publishing a book, we’ll cover submission basics for traditional (not self-) publication: query letters, synopsis, proposal; finding an agent, or publishers who take un-agented work.

Be sure to bring your computer when you join us on Saturday, October 20 from 10 AM until 2:30 PM


CRW Submission Strategies Workshop

Admission at workshop, including healthy and plentiful fruit, veggies, snacks and beverages (B.Y.O.Lunch)



Private Strategy Session with Lisa

Submit a piece for on-site private submission consultation.




Private Editorial Feedback with Lisa

Submit pages and receive in-depth editorial feedback.



Private Strategy Session & Editorial Feedback (combined)

Receive a $12 discount if you order both services ($38 instead of $50).


Free write quietly in Ryder’s 18th century family homestead a mile from the library after the Submission Strategy ends. Stay as long as you like.  Share work with Ryder and others. Tea and snacks provided. For private feedback with Ryder please email:

$30 for quiet writing and/or sharing paid in cash, please, at the house.

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For more information and to register please contact Ryder here. Please leave  your name, address, and phone contact when registering.

New Jersey Transit Trains run regularly from New York’s Penn Station. Check schedule for updated prices and times to these stations:

To the Summit Train Station — about a 45 minute train ride,  and a 20 minute Uber ride to the Clarence Dillion Public Library in Bedminster, located at the Rt. 202/206 intersection in Bedminster.

To the Morristown Train Station–about a 50 minute train ride including a change of trains at the Summit Train Station, and a 15 minute Uber ride to the library.

To the Far Hills Train Station (about an hour and twenty minute train ride including a change of trains at  the Summit Train Station, and a five minute uber ride to the library in Bedminster.

By Car: Both the GW bridge and the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels will take you to either rt. 78, or Rt. 287  in Bedminster, NJ, (toward Morristown,)  five minutes from both the Clarence Dillion Public Library,  2336 Lamington Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921 and Ryder’s House. Specific Directions will be sent in the Welcome letter.


Cancelation Policy for all Cedar Ridge Writers Classes:Two-months prior to event:full refund less $20.00 registration fee;Five-weeks prior to event: Half- refund, plus $20.00 registration fee;Three-weeks prior to event: No refunds will be given