The Craft of Short Fiction

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope

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Park Slope, Brooklyn
1110 8th Ave
Btwn 11th & 12th Streets
Brooklyn, New York 11215
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Robin White

What you'll learn in this writing class:

Full Course Title: The Craft of Short Fiction: Writing, Submitting, and Publishing

You’ve wanted to write for years--you’ve had that idea in your head, simmering away for months. But where to start? And how to see it published?

For beginners, and writers looking to hone their skills, this day-long class will focus not only on the craft of writing short fiction, from creative exercises and techniques to get you moving, to which of the 'rules' you should (and shouldn’t) be paying attention to, but will also cover the nuts and bolts of submitting your work. The majority of a magazine’s submissions will never come close to the editor’s desk, but be sorted out of the pile by a slush reader at the very first hurdle. Knowing the correct industry standard for submission vastly increases your chances of getting your work before the right pair of eyes. During the second half of our day we will focus on cover letters, correct querying practice, Proper Manuscript Format (it’s a thing) and specific, practical strategies for submission, to make sure you’re sending your work to the right people. There will also be an opportunity tohave your work critiqued by the teacher, and the class as a whole.

Bring your laptop or a pen and paper, and prepare to get writing, get submitting, and get published.

Still have questions? Ask the community.

Refund Policy
If you're looking for a refund or class credit, you need to back out of the class a full week before it starts. (No exceptions!) We know it's draconian, but since we aren't charging an arm and a leg and have to buy all our materials in advance, it's kinda hard to deal with last-minute bailings.

We also can't transfer registrations to a future session of the class. Sorry!

Instead of dropping out if you have a schedule conflict, a better idea is to ask around and see if any of your friends want the spot. We can't give you a refund less than a week out, even if there's a wait list for the class. 

Regarding bad weather, we generally only cancel classes if the subway system stops running. If traveling during snowstorms might be an issue for you, please take this into account before registering for a class.  


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Reviews of Classes at Brooklyn Brainery (871)

(871 Reviews)
The Craft of Short Fiction
Reviewed by Enoc E. on 5/14/2018
very helpful, i received tips i didn't even thought i would encounter, i thank...Mr Robin i guess he was called? (if i forgot sorry) for the help, and opening my eyes, even better the exercises were great, i highly recommend, this is a good class.
The Craft of Short Fiction
Reviewed by Candice G. on 12/11/2016
This class wasn't just about writing but also about how to get published and make money from your writing. Being able to look at the work of successful authors and work with writers around my level was very helpful.
The Craft of Short Fiction
Reviewed by Matthew D. on 10/9/2016
Excellent. Very useful and fun.
The Craft of Short Fiction
Reviewed by Phyllis B. on 11/13/2018
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Reviewed by Natasha C. on 11/12/2018

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Brooklyn Brainery

Brooklyn Brainery is accessible, community-driven, crowdsourced education.

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