How to Apply for My Online Short Story Workshop

I haven’t offered my short story workshop in about five years but I am going to do so in July/August, and there will be an application/selection process. I know that the international folks get cheated by the times often, so this quarter I will be offering two sections during the day. (If I decide to teach it again next quarter I will offer two sections, one on the weekend and one in the evening. I do not currently know if I will.)

There is a limit of 12 students per workshop; 2 Plunkett scholarships are available in each. Cost is $299 for Patreon supporters and former students; $399 for new students.

Each session is devoted to a specific focus; sessions 2-6 will include workshopping student stories. Foci are: (1) story structure, (2) plotting, (3) worldbuilding, (4) character, (5) editing and revision, and (6) everything else.

Here are the two sections that will be offered. Each class is six two and a half hour sessions.

  • Section I is 1:00-3:30 PM Pacific time on Tuesdays. The dates are July 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25.
  • Section II is 7:00-9:30 AM Pacific time on Fridays. The dates are July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 258.

There is no application fee. To apply, mail me with the subject line: Short Story Workshop Application. In your e-mail, please include:

Which section you are applying for (I or II)
A statement about what you would like to get out of the class, from 100-500 words.
A piece of fiction 1000-2500 words long. It does not need to be a complete piece, but it will probably represent your strengths/weaknesses better if it is. Include this in the body of the e-mail or as a .rtf or .doc attachement.

Deadline for application is midnight July 1; participants will be notified by July 7.

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About Cat

Cat Rambo lives, writes, and teaches by the shores of an eagle-haunted lake in the Pacific Northwest. Her 200+ fiction publications include stories in Asimov's, Clarkesworld Magazine, and the magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Her story, "Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain," from her collection Near + Far (Hydra House Books), was a 2012 Nebula nominee. Her editorship of Fantasy Magazine earned her a World Fantasy Award nomination in 2012. She is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). She is currently working on Exiles of Tabat, the third book of the Tabat Quartet. A new story collection, Neither Here Nor There, appears from Hydra House this fall.
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