Career perspectives

Do you dream of being a published novelist? Or want to learn how to craft a short story?

Our part-time short fiction courses cover all levels from beginners to advanced level, while the MA and MFA in Creative Writing and MA Creative Writing and Publishing offer a more intense and extended approach to the subject.

Whichever you choose, we’ll help you every step of the way, from plotting your narrative to pitching to agents.

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.

Alternatively, the MA Creative Writing and Creative Writing and Publishing offer a full academic approach to the subject, with practical and analytic modules and regular workshops, and visits from editors, agents and writers.

Meanwhile, the two-year MFA Creative Writing allows you to build on your MA to produce a full-length manuscript.

Why study Fiction writing at City?