Our Workshops

"How to Be a Literary Editor"

For eight years, Polyphony Lit has trained high school students to be literary editors.  By the conclusion of our editing workshop, students are prepared for leadership roles at Polyphony Lit or other literary journals.


We offer summer workshops in our Chicago-area office, and we are excited to announce that we will soon offer online workshops.

"Leaving this workshop, I feel far more confident not only in how to be a good Executive Editor, but in how to handle every responsibility that comes with being an editor. Thank  you!"

–- Maggie E.

Workshop Content

  • The editor-writer relationship: aims and traps

  • Approaching poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction with an editor's eye

  • General versus specific commentary

  • Secondary editorial commentary for other editors

  • Literary roles and responsibilities