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Join us for unlimited access to 500+ lessons with award-winning writing craft techniques developed by authors published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, McSweeney’s and more. At The Eckleburg Workshops, you will access online creative writing workshops in a variety of formats — one on one workshops, group workshops, and also work at your own pace workshops — all with expert guidance as you write, revise, edit and submit your creative works to editors and publishing houses. 

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Choose your faculty editor and register for your specific word count. Receive individualized and written notes on your manuscripts from award-winning authors and university creative writing faculty from The Johns Hopkins University, Iowa Writers, Columbia University, Arizona University, Yale, New School, Berkley, Maryland University, American University and more. Our faculty is ready to mentor you while focusing on your individual voice using developmental notes, line edits and end notes.

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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’m ready to enroll again. —Lori White, Writer 

 

 

 

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About Our Online Creative Writing Workshops

The Eckleburg Workshops offer online fiction, poetry, nonfiction, novel, screenwriting and other workshops. Additionally, we are a diverse community and give priority to individual voices in innovative, traditional and mixed aesthetics. Most noteworthy, we offer an augmentation to MA, MFA and PhD programs. Subsequently, our students compose both MFA graduates and self-taught writers. Our diverse writers inform each other, bringing global awareness and a depth of aesthetic breadth.

Our Diverse Creative Writing Population

We value dedication to bettering craft with a focus on storytelling at whatever point the writer is, formerly trained or not. We quickly identify areas of strengths and needs and help writers value and grow their own crafts. We do have many returning students. Most of all, we want to support our writers in the way they want to be supported, not giving them a sales pitch. Some of our writers find that one or two courses gives them the jolt they need, while others return month after month for the community and continual craft support.

The Eckleburg Scholarship

The Eckleburg Scholarship began in 2015. This award is open to outstanding student scholars currently enrolled within a university graduate writing program and are in pursuit of artistic aesthetic innovation in both the U.S. and international communities.

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Whatever your writing focuses and needs, we are here to work with you. We promise to help you find and value your authentic voice. If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to working with you.

 

Online Creative Writing Workshops

  • 30 Stories in 30 Days: New Writing Prompts!

    30 Lessons in $25.00 / month with a 10-day free trial

    In “30 Stories in 30 Days” you will write, write and write some more using favorite writing prompts by published authors and expert writing instructors. In this course, you will respond to timed daily writing prompts that will force you into a creativity focus where your “internal editors” will have to wait their turns, allowing […]

  • Ace the New SAT Essay

    22 Lessons in , $25.00 / month with a 10-day free trial

    This workshop is for college-bound high school students and their parents who are tired of studying the “old way.” Using multiple intelligences and creative learning modalities, we are going to break each step of the writing process into very small skill sets and practice these skill sets repeatedly as we gradually add a new skill […]

  • Breaking Books: How to Get Started as a Book Reviewer

    4 Lessons in $25.00 / month with a 10-day free trial

    This course will walk students through the basics of writing, pitching, and publishing book reviews. We will discuss the many ways book reviews are valuable for literary citizenship, networking, and building relationships within the publishing community. Assignments will include submissions bombing (in which students will craft work for interested markets that are lined up in […]

  • Breaking Rules: When & How to Leave Linguistic Conventions Behind

    3 Lessons in $25.00 / month with a 10-day free trial

    We will explore linguistic techniques and devices in both written and visual works such as The Road and Inglorious Bastards. Our focus will be to study and practice contemporary, surgical linguistic rule-breaking so to discover our own “rebel linguist” and individual form of creative voice.

  • Domestic Fabulism Workshop: Bringing the Fantastic to the Everyday

    5 Lessons in $25.00 / month with a 10-day free trial

    Domestic fabulism brings the fantastic to the everyday. Explore fabulist works by Kelly Link, Angela Carter and George Saunders as foundational for creating your own. In this workshop, you will focus on gothic openings, syntax, diction, scene and atmosphere as you write new works.

  • Essays: Personal, Lyrical, Bodily

    5 Lessons in $25.00 / month with a 10-day free trial

    Tell your story. Discover and explore your organic voice and share your personal, lyrical and body narratives in gripping and essential ways. This course will teach you how to not only compose your narratives, but also how to make your narratives compelling. This workshop will focus on how to create narrative flow within your essay, improve craft techniques such as […]

  • Evolving Origins in Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction and Hybrid

    8 Lessons in , , , $25.00 / month with a 10-day free trial

    Welcome to the “Evolving Origins Workshop.” In this course you will explore how progressive experiences with cultures, both your own and others, inform your writing voice. You’ll add additional “writing the other” resources to your writer’s toolbox. You’ll consider your authentic voice and how this voice affects not only the narrative perspective, but also the […]

  • Fairy Tales: The Beautiful, the Beastly & the Grotesque

    4 Lessons in $25.00 / month with a 10-day free trial

    Fairy tales all grown up. Fairies are not nice. Neither are their narratives. Explore the visceral, magical, dark and rigorous world of the fairy tale and write your own.

  • Fragmentation and the Fantastic: Surreal & Slipstream Microliterature

    2 Lessons in , $25.00 / month with a 10-day free trial

    Form follows function, we often hear. But what about when the function is to unsettle and perturb? Is there, perhaps, a natural confluence between fragmented forms and slipstream genres? We’ll explore the ways in which structure echoes content in flash fiction stories, short poems, micro-essays, and everything in between that also challenge our notions of […]

  • Historical Fiction

    6 Lessons in $25.00 / month with a 10-day free trial

    The course objective is to prepare writers, of all levels, with the skills necessary to complete a historical fiction — short story or novel chapter. We will explore a variety of topics geared to learning how to research your novel, and how to incorporate history into setting, characters, and plot. The class will consist of […]

  • Hybrid: Crafting, Publishing & Promoting Hybrid Work

    4 Lessons in , , , , , , $25.00 / month with a 10-day free trial

    Hybrid writing 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.

  • JHU Fiction Workshop | Spring 2016

    15 Lessons in

    Our primary focus is always your authentic voice. We will excavate your natural talents and your areas for improvement. It is my intention that you concentrate on your words rather than a course grade. Courage, craft vulnerability, willingness to “fail better,” effectiveness of critical communications and progression in literary techniques are the marks of success […]

  • Literary Matchmaking Workshop

    5 Lessons in $25.00 / month with a 10-day free trial

    Thank you for your interest in The Eckleburg Workshops’ One on One Workshop. Over the coming weeks, an Eckleburg editor will work one-on-one with you on the manuscript you submitted. The four-week session will be custom-designed to suit your project focuses and will include the following as applicable to your needs including feedback on overall […]

  • Magic Realism

    8 Lessons in $25.00 / month with a 10-day free trial

    Magic Realism is the sweet spot between realism and the fantastic. In this course, you will read short works and excerpts from foundational magic realism authors such as Virginia Woolf, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Diane Williams, Kurt Vonnegut and more. You will also build writing and craft techniques tailored to bringing out the best in your […]

  • Mindfulness & Writing Workshop

    4 Lessons in , , , , $25.00 / month with a 10-day free trial

    Stories live in the body and the present moment. In this course, we will use both writing as a way to check in more deeply with life and ourselves AND mindfulness techniques to drop deeper into our body narratives (breath awareness, body scans, how this can inform what we pen). By the end of the […]

  • Mining the Muse

    4 Lessons in $25.00 / month with a 10-day free trial

    Mining the Muse will support you through understanding how to access your own life and imagination, dreams and memories to produce strong, beautiful writing.

  • Modern Memoir

    3 Lessons in $25.00 / month with a 10-day free trial

    Join us for the Modern Memoir workshop.    Goals To identify and read exemplary works as a foundational study to creating your own; To generate new drafts of work; To provide critical feedback on work so you can revise and make it as strong as it can be; To help you further strengthen your knowledge […]

  • One on One Writing Workshop with Aimee LaBrie

    0 Lessons in $0.03

    Thank you for your interest in The Eckleburg Workshops’ One on One Workshop. Over the coming weeks, an Eckleburg editor will work one-on-one with you on the manuscript you submitted. The four-week session will be custom-designed to suit your project focuses and will include the following as applicable to your needs including feedback on overall […]

  • One on One Writing Workshop with Benjamin Schachtman

    0 Lessons in $0.03

    Thank you for your interest in The Eckleburg Workshops’ One on One Workshop. Over the coming weeks, an Eckleburg editor will work one-on-one with you on the manuscript you submitted. The four-week session will be custom-designed to suit your project focuses and will include the following as applicable to your needs including feedback on overall […]

  • One on One Writing Workshop with Brenda Mann Hammack

    4 Lessons in $0.03

    Thank you for your interest in The Eckleburg Workshops’ One on One Workshop. Over the coming weeks, an Eckleburg editor will work one-on-one with you on the manuscript you submitted. The four-week session will be custom-designed to suit your project focuses and will include the following as applicable to your needs including feedback on overall […]

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