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Wednesdays, May 17th-June 21st, 7-9:15pm ET (Zoom)
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 10th

In this six-week workshop with One Story author Shannon Sanders (Issue #263, “The Everest Society“), each participant will workshop a short story or novel excerpt and engage in craft exercises including close readings of published short fiction. Workshop discussions will focus on elements of fiction such as story structure, character development, exposition, and dialogue, giving each participant practical revision ideas that prepare them to submit their work for publication. The class will meet on Zoom from 7-9:15 PM each Wednesday night from May 17 through June 21. There is a 30-minute independent conference with the instructor included with the tuition.

This workshop is open to fiction writers 21 years of age and older. The deadline to apply for the workshop is Wednesday, April 10th at 11:59pm ET. Please send in your application, which should consist of a personal statement and a manuscript (either a short story or novel excerpt of 5000 words or less) of what you would like to workshop, via Submittable. No short story excerpts, please.

We are seeking writers who are looking to hone their craft and are excited to learn from each other and the instructor in an intimate and supportive environment. Workshop participants will be selected based on the strength of their writing sample and personal statement.

About Shannon Sanders: 

Shannon Sanders is a Black writer and attorney. Her debut short story collection,Company, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in fall 2023. Her short fiction has appeared inOne Story,TriQuarterly,Electric Literature,Joyland, and elsewhere, and has received a PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. She lives near Washington, DC with her husband and three sons.

There is a non-refundable $10 application fee. Detailed application guidelines follow in this application.

For more information on the workshop and what it entails, please visit our website.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.