The University of Iowa

Submit! To the Creative Process…and The Sun Magazine

Weeklong June 21 to June 26 2020

Experience the thrill of creative effort! Do you long to jumpstart—or bolster—your writing practice in a way that stokes the writing muse? Need submission guidance? This workshop checks those boxes. The Sun, a highly regarded “always authentic, always personal, always relevant” magazine, invites readers to submit sincere nonfiction pieces each month to their “Readers Write” section comprised of true stories. Plan to write, and be prepared to submit, three compelling pieces—one for each of The Sun’s upcoming topics.


During our time together, expect these takeaways and more:

  • Proven writing strategies to jumpstart compelling nonfiction pieces
  • A chance to share aloud and to receive constructive feedback
  • An introduction to The Sun magazine, including step-by-step guidance on The Sun’s submission process
  • Completion of three nonfiction pieces for submission to The Sun magazine’s “Readers Write” section


This generative workshop invites writers at any level.


In this workshop, we will generate new writing through exercises and assignments; provide feedback on writing you produce in our week.