Emma Copley Eisenberg

Fiction with Emma Copley Eisenberg

April 24, 2021
11:00 am – 2:00 pm PST

Submissions close: April 10, 2021

About this workshop

From story structure to detailed descriptions, this workshop will help participants hone their writing craft. Have a story in first-person or third-person? Emma Copley Eisenberg will explore the finer points of both in an intimate workshop that will accommodate both veterans and newcomers alike.

Emma Copley Eisenberg’s fiction and nonfiction has appeared in McSweeney’s, The New York Times, Granta, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Tin House, Guernica, The New Republic, The Washington Post Magazine, Esquire and others. Her first book of nonfiction is The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia (Hachette Books). She lives in Philadelphia, where she directs Blue Stoop, a hub for the literary arts. Her next two books, a novel and a collection of short stories, will be published by Hogarth (Penguin Random House) in approx 2022 & 2024.

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 April 17, 2021. If accepted, the fee to attend is $150.

Kristen Iskandrian

Building Memorable Characters with Kristen Iskandrian

August 7, 2021
11:00 am – 12:00 am PST

Submissions close: July 24, 2021

About this workshop

Whether discussing classic literature or the bestsellers of contemporary fiction, there's no denying that when it comes to what truly moves readers, it's one thing: characters. But what makes a character memorable? How do you create a character's voice? And how do you give your characters emotional complexity? In this workshop, acclaimed author Kristen Iskandrian will help writers refine their manuscripts until they have the kind of dynamic characterization that keeps readers turning the page.

Kristen Iskandrian is the author of the acclaimed novel MOTHEREST (Grand Central Publishing). Other work has been published in The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Short Stories, Tin House, Ploughshares, ZYZZYVA, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and many other places. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband and their two daughters.

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 July 31, 2021. If accepted, the fee to attend is $150.