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Online: Zoom

Advanced Short Fiction Workshop

10 Tuesdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm (EST), starting January 25th.
Online: Zoom
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Level: Advanced
Adult (18+)
9 seats max

Thinking about getting an MFA? Feeling ready to publish? In this intensive forum, we will polish or complete at least two short works of fiction. We will practice building and applying elements of craft such as point of view, momentum, dialogue, time and scope, voice and style, and sentence construction. The class will consist primarily of extensive peer workshops along with close examination of published short fiction chosen to illustrate novel approaches to craft.

This course is open to students working on short fiction and flash fiction. We will be in the company of other serious writers and an experienced instructor dedicated to giving comprehensive and insightful feedback. Only students who have taken previous fiction workshops at GrubStreet or elsewhere should apply. Space is limited to 9 students in order to foster a closer, more intense and more rigorous learning experience. Authors we read may include, but are not limited to: Can Xue, Cristina Rivera Garza, Jamaica Kincaid, Rebecca Curtis, Stephen Graham Jones, and Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi.

Important dates:

This application deadline is Monday, January 3rd by 11:59pm (EST). 

The payment deadline for admitted students is Monday, January 10th.

To apply, please click the red "SEE DIRECTIONS TO APPLY" button in the top right corner of this page. This application will ask you to detail your workshop experience. It will also ask you to upload a 5-10 page writing sample. Please make sure this writing sample is in Microsoft Word, double-spaced, and in 12-point font. For tracking purposes, your name should appear in the file name (e.g. Smith.Memoir Title.Submission). Decisions will be emailed to applicants approx. 1 week after the deadline. You can also track the status of your application in your Grubstreet profile. Please make sure your application is complete before you finally click "APPLY." If you have any technical difficulties filling out this application, please email [email protected] You will receive a confirmation email once our system has received your submission.

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Caroline Belle Stewart
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Previous Students Say

  • "This Kicked My Butt"
  • "Diverse Reading Assignments"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"
  • "Inundated with Great Info"


  • Writing Homework
  • Reading Homework
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Workshop
  • Craft Lessons


  • Short Fiction

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