The Workshop for Writers
Join One Story at The Center for Fiction!
July 14th - 19th, 2013
“It was obvious from the beginning that this was a workshop designed by people who care about the future of fiction and who invest in that future.” — Sarah Broderick, Summer Workshop Participant 2010
This summer One Story will be offering its annual intimate six-day writing workshop for emerging writers hosted by the Center For Fiction.
The week will include morning workshops of no more than ten students, afternoon craft lectures, and evening panels with writers, agents, MFA faculty, and editors. Former Associate Editor Marie-Helene Bertino and Contributing Editor Will Allison will be returning to lead morning workshops. Editor-in-Chief Hannah Tinti, as well as other established writers chosen for their ability to teach the craft of writing in engaging ways, will teach afternoon craft classes. Every night, there will be a wine and cheese reception and panel discussion with agents, editors, and other industry professionals. This year’s lecturers and panelists will include: Myla Goldberg, Jenny Offill, Stacey D’Erasmo, editors from top literary magazines, MFA directors, and literary agents. Over the course of the workshop, students will work towards completing a publishable manuscript while creating long-lasting ties with the New York literary community. We are crafting a unique experience, both practical and creative, for writers who hope for a career in fiction writing.
“I feel much more confident about pursuing a writing career after the workshop. The thing I wasn’t necessarily expecting was the thing that I’ve come to appreciate the most: an overwhelming feeling of community and camaraderie, and I absolutely believe the relationships developed at the workshop will carry on long into our careers.” — Eric Fershtman, Summer Workshop Participant 2010
“It was the first time I’ve felt that what I do is important. For a solitary writer, the experience of meeting, connecting with, and learning from others in the field is priceless. I’m inspired.” — Adam Sturtevant, Summer Workshop Participant 2011
The One Story Workshop for Writers is open to fiction writers 21 years of age and older.
The application deadline is April 30, 2013. There is a $20 application fee. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 8, 2013.
Applications to the Workshop for Writers are now closed.
Applicants will be chosen based on the strength of their portfolio and their personal statement.
The Portfolio: Your submitted portfolio should contain up to 20 pages of fiction that you would like to workshop during the week. Submissions should be double-spaced in no smaller than 12-point type. We prefer that portfolios be submitted as PDF or RTF documents.
The Personal Statement: On the submission form in the “comments” box, please include a personal statement, explaining why you would like to attend the program and where you are in your writing career. Applications without a personal statement will not be considered.
We are seeking applicants who are excited about a career in fiction writing and ready for a fun and productive week.
Fees and Lodging
Application Fee: $20
Workshop Fee: $1200The cost of the workshop includes:
Housing is not provided for the Summer Workshop. New York offers many housing opportunities in all price ranges. We will assist accepted students in finding housing that fits their budget and needs.
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