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Short Story Incubator Deadline Extended to 8/10!

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Ready to take your short stories to the next level? If so, apply today for the Short Story Incubator with instructor Ron MacLean

A competitive, accessible – and repeatable – MFA-level course, spanning 8 months, the Short Story Incubator Program is for ten short story writers from all backgrounds who want to move their stories from “workshop good” to publishable quality.

We are now accepting applications for the next phase of the Short Story Incubator, September 2020 - April 2021. The submission deadline has been extended to Monday, August 10th, at 11:59PM EST.
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Intensive Deadlines

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Looking for greater continuity and an immersive, intensive exploration of craft for your writing project? Our advanced programs are a great place to do just that in a supportive community that offers regular feedback.

Check below for more information about all of our upcoming intensive programs and apply before the deadline on Monday, July 27th!

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Apply to the Short Story Incubator by July 27th

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Ready to move your stories from “workshop good” to publishable quality? Don't wait: apply for the Short Story Incubator before the deadline on Monday, July 27th at 11:59pm.

 

The Short Story Incubator is an 8-month, MFA-level course focused on deep revision that provides concrete tactics to navigate the distance between a draft and your finished story. It also offers a comprehensive, craft-based study of the story form and a thoughtful introduction to the publishing market.

 

Get all the details on the submission guidelines, the instructor, the curriculum, and scholarships.

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Short Story Incubator Remote Open House, 7/9

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Interested in taking your short fiction to the next level? Our Short Story Incubator program is a competitive, accessible – and repeatable – MFA-level course, spanning 8 months, for ten short story writers from all backgrounds who want to move their stories from “workshop good” to publishable quality.

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Is Productivity Always Good for Writers?

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By Katrin Schumann

How long does it really take to write a book? From beginning the first draft to seeing it on bookshelves? It's generally accepted that more books = more success/ happiness. But what does being "productive" really mean, and does it make you happy as a writer? 

I used to think the solution to almost all writerly problems lay in having more timea comforting thought since I had so very little of that particular commodity. Simple, I thought: when I have more time, I'll do more writing, and I'll be happy and productive.

On some level ...

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