Short Story III

WRITING X 412.3
Complete two new short stories in this intensive workshop for experienced short story writers.
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Classroom
Starting at $755.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you will learn.

  • Generate new story ideas and revise one to completion
  • Get detailed written critiques on drafts to improve your writing
  • Learn how to publish your work in literary magazines and markets

About this course:

The short story, one of the most challenging of all literary forms, requires the precision and imagistic intensity of poetry combined with novelistic elements of structure, setting, and characterization. This workshop helps you to realize your fictional intentions through detailed written critiques and to prepare your stories for publication in targeted markets. The course goal is to complete two new stories and one revision.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Paul Mandelbaum
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Fee:
$755.00
51 days left. Enroll by Jan 10, 2019
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Notes

Restricted Course. NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ANY DISCOUNTS.

Enrollment limited to 12 students. Visitors not permitted. $100 nonrefundable.

The application deadline for this advanced course is Monday, December 10, 2018 at 9am (PST).

Course may be taken to satisfy core (Advanced) units in the Fiction Certificate Program, or as an elective in either fiction/creative nonfiction certificate.

For more information on programs and services offered by the Writers’ Program, please visit our website.

To apply:

Log in with your existing student account and then “add to cart”, or click “add to cart” and follow the prompts to create a new or returning student account. Then, follow the remaining instructions below:

  1. Click “Start” on the first Application page.
  2. On the 2nd Application page, click “Start” on the bottom left side of the page.
  3. After that, you will be asked to upload a writing sample, per the guidelines below. 
  4. Once you finish the steps, click "Submit Application."

Please note that there are no pre-approvals. All students must submit the following requirements in order to be eligible for an advanced creative writing course.

Submission guidelines: submit one document (double-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins on all sides) containing a 10-page writing sample; a synopsis of up to one page for any longer submitted works (novels); a personal statement of one paragraph outlining what the student hopes to gain from the class; and a list of previous courses completed in the Writers’ Program or other programs, with instructors (when known).

NOTE: Despite being asked to enter payment information, YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED for this course unless you choose to enroll if/when you receive a notice of acceptance for the course. In other words, it’s 100% free to apply. The full course fee will be due up front to register, prior to attending the course.

Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1-2 weeks before the class is scheduled to start. In the meantime, you can also register for alternative open-enrollment course and transfer upon your acceptance.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 10, 2019
Course Requirements
(Optional) Book: Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular by L. Rust Hills
Schedule
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Discussion
Thu Jan 17, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2174
Discussion
Thu Jan 24, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2174
Discussion
Thu Jan 31, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2174
Discussion
Thu Feb 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2174
Discussion
Thu Feb 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2174
Discussion
Thu Feb 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2174
Discussion
Thu Feb 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2174
Discussion
Thu Mar 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2174
Discussion
Thu Mar 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2174
Discussion
Thu Mar 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2174

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