This class is now full and no longer accepting students.
Online Workshop: Six sessions
Week of July 9 to August 13
Virtual Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9pm EST
Genre short fiction can be elegant, brutal, and incisive. In this workshop, you'll get the chance to sink your teeth into what makes it work. For the first two weeks, we'll focus on flash fiction (up to 1,000 words), and the last four will be devoted to workshopping short stories (up to 7,499 words). You'll read stories by some of the best speculative fiction writers working in the field today, and we'll gather to discuss craft and what we can learn from the writers around us. If you have a science fiction, fantasy, or horror short story you've always wanted to write, now's your chance!
Alyssa Wong's stories have won the Nebula Award for Best Short Story, the World Fantasy Award for Short Fiction, and the Locus Award for Best Novelette. She was a finalist for the 2016 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and her fiction has been shortlisted for the Hugo Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. Her work has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, Nightmare Magazine, and Black Static, among others.
All registered students are expected to log into the WetInk platform during the scheduled Virtual Meetings each week to participate in a discussion with the teacher.