Gotham Writers Workshop is a creative home in New York City and Online where writers develop their craft and come together in the spirit of discovery and fellowship. We’ve been teaching creative writing and business writing since 1993.
The Art of Craft
We teach the craft of writing in a way that is clear, practical, and inspiring. Explore our wide variety of courses for adults and teens, as well as our One-on-One options. New classes are starting all the time, in NYC and Online.Learn about classes
Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Every year, the Selected Shorts program at Symphony Space hosts the Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Contest. The winner will have his or her work performed and recorded live at Symphony Space in NYC.Read More
Frightening First Line Contest
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Autumn is the season of rustling leaves, a chill in the air, and, of course, Halloween.
In that spirit, we invite you to create the first line of a frightening story. Just the first line.Read More
How to Get Published
Here you will learn how to navigate the ins-and-outs of the publishing business and you’ll write (and refine) the most important selling tool for your book—the query letter. All under the guidance of an established literary agent.Read More
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Friday evenings in NYC
Do you wish there was a place you could go for writing inspiration and practice? Where you could hang out with other writers? Without needing to make a long-term commitment or spend a lot of money? With food and drink involved?
Gotham Write-Ins are that place.Read More
All writers struggle in isolation so it's been buoying to connect with other writers in a non-competitive arena.
Nina Graci, journalist
Expert Teachers, Working Writers
A skilled teacher is the key to an exceptional class. Our teachers have been in the trenches, working daily at the craft of writing. They know the lay of the land. And they are equally adept at the fine art of teaching.Meet Our Faculty
A Wealth of Resources
The tools needed to write are quite simple—pen and paper, or electronic device. But it’s useful to have advice and information within easy reach. We’ve put together all kinds of resources to guide your journey as a writer, including Gotham books.View Our Resources
The Gotham Experience
We believe everyone has a story to tell. And we like to help people tell their stories better. We’ve been practicing this philosophy for more than two decades, and it’s made us the leading private writing school in the world.Learn About Gotham