ZYZZYVA Writers’ Workshops

ZYZZYVA Remote Writers’

As we all adhere to social distancing and sheltering in place in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, ZYZZYVA will continue to offer our Writer’s Workshops, in a slightly altered format.

These three-hour courses will be conducted over Zoom’s conferencing service, and will be limited to five students. Courses will include a craft discussion from the instructor, as well as traditional workshop-style group discussion of the attendees’ submitted work.

Following the Workshop, attendees will also be sent a page of feedback on the submitted work from the instructor.

Fall & Winter Workshops

Vanessa Hua

Fiction Workshop
with Vanessa Hua

October 3, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST

Submissions open now
Submissions close: September 15, 2020

About this workshop

Vanessa Hua, author of the acclaimed novel A River of Stars and the story collection Deceit and Other Possibilities, will help attendees unlock the potential in their fiction through nuanced characterization, vivid details, and more.

Vanessa Hua is an award-winning, best-selling author and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Her novel, A River of Stars, was named to the Washington Post and NPR’s Best Books of 2018 lists, and has been called a “marvel” by O, The Oprah Magazine, and “delightful” by The Economist. Her short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities, received an Asian/Pacific American Award in Literature and was a finalist for a California Book Award, and was reissued by Counterpoint in 2020.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit a fiction manuscript (short story, flash fiction, or novel 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.

The non-refundable application fee is $15. Accepted applicants will be informed by September 22nd. If accepted, the fee to attend is $150.