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
Past-Year Memoir Contest
Deadline: February 19, 2018
We invite you to look back at 2017 and write about it.
Specifically, we want you to tell us a true story from your life in 2017…in only 17 words.
The winner gets a free Gotham class!Read More
Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize
Deadline: March 1, 2018
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
Goodnight New York
Deadline: January 15, 2018
The prize: Two free nights in NYC’s Frederick Hotel.
The assignment: Write a bedtime story for adults. (No, we don’t mean risqué, just not a children’s story.) Your story should relate in some way to New York City, the “city that never sleeps.”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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If you want to write and receive interesting new approaches to writing, go! I learned more in the first two weeks than I did in all of college, and that cost $8,000 a semester!
Gwendolyn Armitage, student
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