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“Responsive, enthusiastic and very, very well-organized. I have participated in many online workshops, including those organized by other lit mags as well as during my low residency MFA. I have completed three of The Eckleburg Workshops creative nonfiction workshops. I’m ready to enroll again. Publication is great encouragement, of course, but the experience of those four weeks far exceeds the success that follows them.” — Lori White, Student

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Writing for Documentaries & Photographic Media

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The "Writing for Documentaries & Photographic Media I" Workshop is an introductory 4 week exploration of writing for documentary and photographic media in print, online and film. Create new work to be individually read and critiqued by your peers and instructor. 

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.Create new work to be individually read and critiqued by your peers and instructor. Pre-register for a discounted price, limited time and availability. This course begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of our comment and forum sections.

$110.00$130.00
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Evolving Origins: A Poetry Workshop

Description

How can contradictions of various culture experiences shape your unique poet's voice? How can you use authentic experience to write beyond pre-existing social conceptions of race, ethnicity, and gender? This 4-week workshop will lead writers through a series of questions, prompts and exercises utilizing personal experiences and various cultural traditions to help craft poems. Students will offer feedback on each other’s work. We will also analyze existing poems that utilize popular culture, in order to better fuel creativity and spark discussion on how poetry informs and responds to social and political ideologies.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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The Beats Workshop

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Counterculture, experimentation, sexuality and rhythm mark the phenomena known as The Beat Generation. Seminal works such as Ginsberg's Howl, Burrough's Naked Lunch and Kerouac's On the Road created national shifts that not only broke down aesthetic boundaries but also social boundaries. By the end of this course you will have studied excerpts of these works and created new work and take away new tools for facilitating writing and drafts of poetry, fiction and/or personal essays. 

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Writing Strange: Fabulism, Surrealism and the Weird

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In this course we’ll explore three separate (although sometimes overlapping) modes of "un-realist" fiction – fabulism, surrealism, and the weird tale – both by reading the work of modern and contemporary authors who write about fantastical, outlandish, and impossible occurrences, and by writing stories of our own in these modes. 

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Short Story IV: The Relationship between Space, Character, and Consciousness

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The Relationship between Space, Character, and Consciousness I Workshop explores the role of the universal sub consciousness and how a writer can manipulate the standards of the Rhetorical Triangle to develop symbols and metaphor that not only build consciousness within the writing, but can also become translations of the writer’s personal experience. 4 weeks. 3 new fiction prose works written by you and individually read and critiqued by faculty and peers. 

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Domestic Fabulism Workshop: Bringing the Fantastic to the Everyday

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Domestic fabulism contains fantasy elements in contemporary, everyday life. Closer to fantasy than realism, it sits somewhere between magic realism and fantasy. Writers known for their fabulism works are Kelly Link and Jeff Vandermeer. In this course, you will write four domestic fabulist stories in four weeks and receive personalized feedback from peers/instructor. 

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Magic Realism II Workshop

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Pre-Requisite: Magic Realism IMagic realism (magical realism) is the perfect balance of literary fiction with fantastical elements. This is not fantasy and it's more than realism. It is the sweet spot of literary fiction. In the Magic Realism II Workshop, we'll study advanced techniques in exploring and writing magic realism.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00
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The Bukowski Workshop

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Noted by Time as the "laureate of American lowlife,"Charles Bukowski is the beloved literary bad boy who cut to the dirty quick of it with sharp wit. In this workshop, we will read from pivotal Bukowski works and explore how Bukowski's confessional voice marinates with our own voices by writing a few short pieces. We will also use some favorite writing and craft techniques tailored to bringing out the best in your literary, badass fiction, and you will receive individual feedback from peers and instructor.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00
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Erasure as Conversation: Obscuring, Erasing, and Lifting Poetic Text

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Erasure as Conversation approaches a popular poetic technique from the idea of conversing with one's source text. 4 weeks. 12 new erasures created by you and individually read and critiqued by your peers and faculty. This course begins the first Sunday of the month. Select four source texts of any length before the course begins and erase 3 pages of each per week. We will explore erasure from various angles and use multiple methods of obscuring, erasing, and lifting text. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the course, as part of our comment and forum sections. Pre-register for a discounted price, limited time and availability.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00
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Poetry I

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Poetry I is the study of and creation of poems with a focus on place, subject, body and gender, how authentic experience informs our linguistic expression.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
Poetry I | June 2015
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Conflict Poetry

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Conflict Poetry is the study of and creation of poems with a focus on both external and internal conflict--i.e., war zones, domestic violence and more. 4 weeks. 4 new poems written by you. 

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00
Conflict Poetry | April 2014
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Evolving Origins: A Poetry Workshop

Description

How can contradictions of various culture experiences shape your unique poet's voice? How can you use authentic experience to write beyond pre-existing social conceptions of race, ethnicity, and gender? This 4-week workshop will lead writers through a series of questions, prompts and exercises utilizing personal experiences and various cultural traditions to help craft poems. Students will offer feedback on each other’s work. We will also analyze existing poems that utilize popular culture, in order to better fuel creativity and spark discussion on how poetry informs and responds to social and political ideologies.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Flash Creative Nonfiction Workshop

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Flash nonfiction (short short nonfiction) is a staple of publishing in both print and online journals. Grab your reader from the beginning and never let go. With an acute sense of subject, arc and narrative techniques, you will learn to strategically sculpt your nonfiction works into essential and memorable works.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00
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Reimagining Plot: Experimenting with Form in Creative Nonfiction

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The Reimagining Plot workshop will introduce students to various forms and organizational approaches for creative nonfiction that break the rules of the traditional plot and narrative structures. Students will complete a combination of short writing exercises and three new complete works that will receive feedback from fellow classmates and the instructor. Each writing assignment will give students a chance to incorporate new narrative approaches into their work.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Modern Memoir

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The Modern Memoir Workshop is designed for those interested learning to blur the traditional boundaries of memoir in meaningful and fulfilling ways. Work from the familiar space of memory and experience, but practice freeing yourself from the constraints of genre in order create work with greater resonance. 

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Make It Shiver: Memoir Writing, Long and Short

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The 'Make It Shiver: Memoir Writing, Long and Short' Workshop is an exciting doorway into making art from personal experience. In this 4 week course, we will up the stakes on subjects that come from our own lives by identifying and applying what makes a reader turn the pages: manipulation of time, imagination, language, and other elements of craft.  We'll read the work of at least four masters of the memoir/personal essay. In an online forum, we'll discuss how they make their pieces "shiver," how they take simply living through an event and elevate it to a powerful experience on the page. In terms of individual work, we'll write 3 short memoir pieces OR one longer piece/one short. These pieces will be read and commented on by faculty and fellow students. 

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Screenwriting I: Foundations, Characterization & Arc

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Screenwriting I is a creative lecture and individual workshop with an optional one on one pitch and critique session with Marc Lapadula, Yale professor in The Film Studies Program, award-winning playwright/screenwriter, and consultant for film producers, including New Line Films studio. In this foundational study of character development and scene framing, fiction and nonfiction writers will learn how to reshape their crafts for film, using award-winning film scripts and scenes from Winter's BoneWhat's Eating Gilbert Grape and Psycho. In this lecture workshop, you will begin new work and/or further explore existing work. Former students have written: (500) Days of Summer, The Hangover, Olympus Has Fallen, The Break Up, The Spectacular Now, The Fault in Our Stars, Anamorph, Expendables 3, and Bride Wars as well as several other highly successful and/or critically-acclaimed films.

$110.00
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Developing a Short Film Script

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Making a feature film is a challenge, yet writing scripts that can actually be made is vital for the development of a blossoming filmmaker. The "Developing a Short Film Workshop" will take you through the entire filmmaking process from purpose, to premise, to structure, to the written word. You will leave this 4 week workshop with a 5-7 page screenplay critiqued by your peers and faculty that has the potential to be turned into a feature script. The goal is to draft a short screenplay that you can shoot and if it gains attention, be able to follow-up with a feature script.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00
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Writing the Ten Minute Play

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There is a ripe market for ten minute plays across the country with great opportunity for production. Learn the fundamentals of dramatic structure and how to utilize that effectively in this very popular genre. What is the difference between a skit, a character study and a complete play? Resources for submitting your play will be provided. Excellent for dramatic writers and for writers of all genres who have plays ready to burst out. 

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00
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Create Your Book Trailer

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Do you have a novel, short story collection or poetry collection coming out? Join "Create Your Book Trailer" and learn how to create a book trailer that will gather promotional interest for your book! In just 4 weeks, you will have your very own, custom book trailer to share with your publisher, readers and reviewers.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Hybrid: Crafting, Publishing & Promoting Hybrid Work

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Hybrid is the study of and creation of works with a structural and aesthetic emphasis on crossing boundaries: redaction, lyric essay, prose poetry, intermedia and more. Join us and push beyond the parameters and into the edges of literary while learning which editors and venues are looking for hybrid works.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
Hybrid: Crafting, Publishing & Promoting Hybrid Work | April 2015
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Poetry & Song: The Art and Craft of Lyric Writing

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"Poetry & Song: The Art And Craft of Lyric Writing" is a creative writing workshop specifically geared towards helping songwriters and composers better develop their lyrics. In this 4-week workshop, participants can expect to be exposed to those fundamentals of poetry which prove most useful to the construction of lyrics for music.  A detailed examination of the functions and effects of metaphor will highlight some of the common ways in which poorly incorporated metaphors can ruin a lyric and render it cliche or uninteresting. We will also strive to understand where the rhythms of music and the rhythms of words intersect, and where they conflict. We will explore several ways of testing the effectiveness of a lyric, and strive to develop methods for problem-solving ineffective lyrics ourselves. This workshop is ideal for any songwriter and/or composer interested in improving their craft as a lyricist, and eager to apply some basic literary theory to their musical discipline. All ages, races, ability levels, and lifestyles are welcome. Each workshop participant can expect to receive detailed written feedback on 2-4 songs.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Breaking Books II: How to Nail the Book Review

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All the cool writing workshops advise showing and not telling, getting rid of personal rhetoric, and not forcing images to do the work of narrative and vice versa. The fun part of book reviewing is that we get to break these rules all the time. Tired of limited omniscience? Consider the only creative genre that rewards your having a personal angle and something to preach about. Your reviews will be individually read and critiqued by an accomplished maverick.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00
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Literary Matchmaking

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Prepare your fiction, nonfiction or poetry book manuscript for submission to agents and editors with Danielle Lanzet from Chris Calhoun Literary Agency. Danielle is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and she is ready to show you what agents and editors are looking for, the best tools for researching the perfect agent, how to write a query so agents and editors will sit up and take notice. This workshop is open to all book manuscripts including memoir, novel, short story collections and poetry.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.This course begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your coursework and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of our comment and forum sections.

$150.00$180.00
Literary Matchmaking: Finding the Right Agent, Manuscript Introductions, Synopses, Query Letters and the [Re]Search | April 2015
 

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