This is an advanced fiction-writing short course designed to help experienced writers move ongoing work towards a publishable standard.
The generous length of each fiction submission (three submissions of up to 5000 words each, up to a total of 15,000 words) is, we believe, unique among courses at this level.
If you’re writing or have written a short story collection or novel, and want to make the best impression when submitting it to publishers and agents, this is an ideal place to start.
Equally, if your aim is simply to develop your writing in a disciplined and constructive workshop environment, this course is for you.
Students' fiction (chapters from novels or short stories) will be circulated to fellow students and tutor and then constructively critiqued within the group.
You may also submit and workshop a synopsis of your novel; write an author biog and covering letter to send to agents and publishers; and will select a topic for proposed discussion in class (e.g. pace, multiple viewpoints).
The size of the Writers’ Workshop classes is restricted to 12 students, so early booking is advised. For anyone interested in applying to The Novel Studio, Writers' Workshop is excellent preparation.
Writers' Workshop students with long-term projects such as novels may choose to return to the class over consecutive terms, in order to benefit from the opportunity to develop their work in depth and at greater length.
Learn from a published author and experienced editor with a proven track record of alumni publication.
Who is it for?
This is an advanced fiction-writing short course designed to help experienced writers take their ongoing work to the next level, towards a publishable standard.
Find out more about our Fiction writing courses
Writers’ Workshop takes place one evening per week for ten weeks.
City Short Courses follow the academic year, delivering courses over three terms. These include:
- Autumn - October
- Spring - January
- Summer - April
- Delivered by a published author
- Taught in small groups
- Awarded a City, University of London certificate