ZYZZYVA Writers’ Workshops

ZYZZYVA Writers’

Our 2018 Writers’ Workshops include intensive 1-Day master classes in Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction.

Each six-hour course will take place at ZYZZYVA’s offices in the historic Mechanics’ Institute Building in downtown San Francisco. Courses focus on personalized critique and craft discussion from the instructor, as well as traditional workshop-style group discussion. Workshops will conclude with wine and a round table discussion with the editors of ZYZZYVA about the publishing industry, what to expect when working with editors, how to make the right impression with your submission, and more.

Coffee and snacks will be provided in the morning. In the afternoon, participants are free to have lunch together or on their own in downtown San Francisco (a map of recommended nearby restaurants will be provided).

Fall & Winter Workshops

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Creative Nonfiction Workshop
with Caille Millner

November 3rd, 2018

Submissions close: September 10th, 2018

About this workshop

Caille Millner is the author of the acclaimed memoir The Golden Road: Notes on my Gentrification (Penguin Press). Her short fiction has appeared in ZYZZYVA and Joyland, and Best American Short Stories 2016. Her essays have been in Michigan Quarterly Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and other publications. Her awards include the Barnes and Noble Emerging Writers Award and the undergraduate Rona Jaffe award for fiction. She is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit a nonfiction manuscript (essay, memoir, or other nonfiction excerpt) of no more than 2,500 words (roughly 10 pages double-spaced). Make sure it is a manuscript you wish to discuss in the Workshop itself.

The non-refundable application fee is $20. Accepted applicants will be informed by September 17th. If accepted, the fee to attend is $280. (Snacks, coffee and wine are included; lunch is not.)