Kick your writing into the next gear...

Feminartsy's online courses are practical, fun, and motivating - enrol now!

Pathways to publishing


So, you've written that book you've been dreaming about for years. It was a slog, but you're nearing the end of the drafting process, and you're starting to wonder, what next?

How will your book reach readers? What do you need to do to get it into the hands of publishers?

Feminartsy founder, Zoya Patel, was in your position not that long ago. Zoya wrote a novel, and it took everything she had to get the words on the page. But the hard part wasn't over - she still had to get it published!

Now, Zoya's debut book was released in 2018 by one of the world's top six publishers, and she learnt a lot along the way.

This workshop will help you develop an actionable plan to get your manuscript out into the world.

You will learn:

  • The key steps to polishing and prepping a manuscript

  • How to develop a compelling synopsis and cover letter

  • The Australian landscape when it comes to agents & publishers

  • The steps you need to take to market yourself to the industry

  • And more!

You don't need to have a final draft of a book to benefit from this workshop! Even if you're still working out an idea for a book, it's important to be thinking ahead to publication.

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Self-promotion 101

You always dreamed of being a writer - but suddenly, you're expected to have a website, an Instagram, and a billion followers online, just to seem like a viable prospect to a publisher. What happened to just holing up in a cosy study and writing brilliant words?? 

Don't worry - we've got you covered. In this two-hour seminar, learn the basics you need to have covered to build your profile as a writer, including how to structure your website, write a great bio, and use social media to your advantage. 

This course is entirely delivered online, and you keep access to the content for as long as you need. You can also opt-in for a one-on-one chat with Zoya to fine tune your promotion plan.

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Setting & Smashing Your Writing Goals


We all know how it goes – you start the year fresh with enthusiasm for your writing.


You’re going to publish heaps of articles, finish that piece you’ve been tinkering with, enter a competition or finally pitch to that dream publication.

But how do you actually get there? And what are the practical steps you need to take to manage your writing productivity?

Over four weeks, targeted to either fiction or non-fiction, participants will put together a plan of attack to achieve their writing goals, including techniques for time management, ideas formulation, and tackling roadblocks.​


Cost: $127 - $180

"I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your workshop. I learned much about the mysteries of developing a unique social media identity, thanks in large part to your gift for creating a warm atmosphere for easy conversation."

Dr Skye Saunders

"The workshop was fantastic - Zoya [the facilitator] genuinely engaged with each of us, what we wanted out of the day, our writing style, and how to best get our voice out there. I walked in thinking I was a foolish girl with fantasies of becoming a writer, not even sure why I'd signed up - I walked out ready to publish my writing and take on the world!"

Codie Bell

"Working with Zoya has been a wonderful experience.  My book is so much better because of her guidance. She gave me excellent, clear feedback and suggestions that pushed me to go further. Her suggestions as to how to move forward with publication are helpful and of course I am now hoping for a positive outcome and that the world out there will get to read the book we have both worked on."

Mary Powell

"Zoya is an engaging, approachable and honest presenter. Not only is her advice very practical, it also seems achievable. Thank you for the motivation and inspiration."

Amanda Diaz