City Short Courses: Writing

Passionate about writing? Hear about our students’ journeys towards publication with the help of City short courses.

Career perspectives

Dream of being a published novelist? Want to learn how to craft a short story? Make it happen with one of our short fiction courses from beginners to advanced level. We’ll help you every step of the way, from plotting your narrative to pitching to agents.

Our part-time courses are designed to cover all the techniques you need for fiction writing, from children’s books to short stories. The courses suit anyone who wants to explore the craft of storytelling and improve their skills.

Develop your writing

Whether you’re taking your first step into the world of fiction writing or you’re ready to think about approaching agents, our experienced tutors will help you understand what it takes to craft a novel, write a short story or get published in the children’s fiction market.

Secure a place on our year-long Novel Studio programme and you’ll perfect three chapters, a synopsis and a blurb. The course has an excellent reputation and attracts agent interest at its annual showcase.

Why study Fiction writing at City?