Welcome! Join Tessa’s list for:

Zoom links to 2 FREE weekly writing sprints


Every Tuesday 12 – 1.30 PM ET & Every Wednesday 6 – 7.30 PM ET

They include:

* Inspiration! Prompts and story starters

* Accountability

* Micro lessons to improving your craft

* Micro lessons on how to get an agent & get published

* Submission parties

* Pitch Parties: Pitch Your Book to top NYC Literary Agents

* A place to make creative friends

People get published using my system, including brand-new writers. See Susan’s story below.


How My First Story Got Accepted By a Literary Journal

by Susan Weinstein

“A few weeks ago I started the free Tuesday workshop class taught by Tessa Smith McGovern. Tessa is an incredible instructor, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and generous with her time and advice…Because I only started to submit my work recently, I was unsure how the submission process really worked. Tessa patiently walked me through Duotrope, showing me how to narrow down the list of literary journals best suited to my story and I submitted it to a few of them. A few weeks later one of the journals accepted the story for their next issue! It was very exciting to receive my first acceptance letter for publication and I have to thank Tessa for showing me how to make that happen. This is a wonderful class, chock full of all kinds of smart advice for writers on process as well as wonderful in-class exercises to help make the writing flow.”

N.B. Workshops are hosted by The Westport Library (Conn.) but FREE TO ALL WRITERS, NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE.

If you have any questions, please email:
I look forward to meeting you!

About Your Instructor

Tessa Smith McGovern has been a writing instructor for 23 years. Since 2011 she’s taught for The Writing Institute, Sarah Lawrence College, NY (now on Zoom).

She’s an award-winning, Amazon best-selling author of many short stories and flash fiction as well as fiction and non-fiction books: London Road Linked Stories (eChook Digital Publishing) and Cocktails for Book Lovers (Sourcebooks, now part of Random House).

One of her deepest joys is to see writers bloom as they write and publish their stories.