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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Remote
Starting at $795.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can 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.
Prerequisites
WRITING X 412.2 Short Story II or comparable workshop experience.

Admission to this course is by application only and the selection process is competitive. It is recommended that students take intermediate-level courses prior to submitting their work. When this course is open for enrollment, click "See Details" for application guidelines and quarterly application deadlines.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Thursday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
See Details
Instructor: Paul Mandelbaum
389692
Fee:
$795.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Enrollment limited to 12 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. $100 non-refundable. Enrollment discounts limited to WP NOW members; no other discounts apply.

The priority application deadline for applications was Monday, December 12, 2022 at 9am (PT). Applications submitted after this date are not guaranteed consideration, but are accepted on a rolling basis if space remains in the class. 

Submission guidelines:

Submit one document (double-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins on all sides) containing:

  1. a 10-page writing sample;
  2. a synopsis of up to one page if the writing sample is an excerpt from a longer work (i.e. novel or memoir);
  3. a personal statement of one paragraph outlining what the student hopes to gain from the class;
  4. and a list of previous courses completed in the Writers’ Program or other programs, with instructors (when known).

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 above requirements in order to be eligible for an advanced creative writing course.

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.

Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1-2 weeks before the class is scheduled to start.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 12, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Jan 19, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Jan 26, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Feb 2, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Feb 9, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Feb 16, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Feb 23, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Mar 2, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Mar 9, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Mar 16, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Thu Mar 23, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

Spring 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens February 06, 2023 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Lou Mathews
391140
Fee:
$795.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Enrollment limited to 12 students. Visitors not permitted. $100 non-refundable. Enrollment discounts limited to WP NOW members; no other discounts apply.

The priority application deadline for applications is Monday, March 6, 2023 at 9am (PT). Applications submitted after this date are not guaranteed consideration.

Submission guidelines:

Submit one document (double-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins on all sides) containing:

  1. a 10-page writing sample;
  2. a synopsis of up to one page if the writing sample is an excerpt from a longer work (i.e. novel or memoir);
  3. a personal statement of one paragraph outlining what the student hopes to gain from the class;
  4. and a list of previous courses completed in the Writers’ Program or other programs, with instructors (when known).

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 above requirements in order to be eligible for an advanced creative writing course.

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.

Selection notices will likely be distributed via email 1-2 weeks before the class is scheduled to start.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 04, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Apr 11, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Apr 18, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Apr 25, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue May 2, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue May 9, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue May 16, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue May 23, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue May 30, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Jun 6, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Discussion
Tue Jun 13, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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