Premium Zoetrope Fiction Writing

The premium Zoetrope fiction classes are done in collaboration with Zoetrope: All-Story, one of the world's most prominent literary magazines. Founded in 1997 by Francis Ford Coppola, Zoetrope: All-Story has received every major story award, including the National Magazine Award for Fiction, while publishing today's most promising and significant writers.

The premium Zoetrope Fiction classes are Gotham online classes with a few bonus features:

  • A one-year subscription to Zoetrope: All-Story, a value of $24 for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and a value of $50 for everywhere else.
  • A chance to submit a short story to Zoetrope: All-Story that skips the slush pile and gets careful consideration for publication in the magazine. (There is, however, no guarantee that any student story will be accepted, and the magazine is extremely selective.)
  • A weeklong question-and-answer session at the end of the course with Zoetrope: All-Story's editor, Michael Ray

You might also consider Gotham's regular Fiction Writing classes.

Notes

Fiction I encompasses short stories and novels. After Level I, students have a choice of Fiction II/III (focusing on short stories), or Novel II/III (focusing on novels).
 
If you are working on “genre” fiction, you may take either a Fiction/Novel course or one of our genre courses: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance, Mystery.
 
If you are working on a YA novel, you may take a Fiction/Novel or “genre” course, or you may take a Children’s Book course, where the full spectrum of children’s books will be covered.

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Fiction Writing | Level I

11-week Workshop

Online info, tuition: $450
Registration fee $25, paid once per term
Premium class: discounts do not apply

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of fiction craft and gets you writing a short story (or two) or a novel. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times)

Fiction I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Students must be 18 years or older.

3.00 CEUs
Starts
Meets
Teacher
 Oct 6

Fiction Writing | Level II

11-week Workshop

Online info, tuition: $450
Registration fee $25, paid once per term
Premium class: discounts do not apply

This course helps you sharpen your skills at fiction craft and work toward completion of one or two short stories. Writers often repeat Fiction II to continue their projects. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times)

Prerequisite: Fiction Writing I, or the equivalent. Students must be 18 years or older.

3.00 CEUs
Starts
Meets
Teacher
 Oct 7