Online classes happen asynchronously. Our Zoom classes happen in real time.

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Online classes draw together writers from across the globe. Our Online writing classes offer the same quality of instruction as our NYC classes, and, as much as possible, our Online classes replicate the experience of being together in a classroom with a teacher and fellow students.

The classes do not take place in "real time." You can participate in class any time, day or night, but the classes advance week-by-week, and certain things should be accomplished within that seven-day time period.

You can take an Online writing class from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an Internet connection. The majority of our Online students are located in the U.S. but we also draw students from practically every country in the world, which is part of what makes the Online classes so interesting.

Aside from the convenience of time and location, you have a record of everything that transpires in class, which you can print out and keep for future reference. (The material is written, not video.)

Class size is limited, so that all students get personal attention:

  • Level I 10-week Workshops, 6-week Classes, Intensives – maximum 16 students
  • Level II 10-week Workshops (and Level III Fiction) – maximum 14 students
  • Selling Classes – maximum 25 students
  • Level III 10-week Workshops (except Fiction) – 6 students

Explore our catalogue of writing courses. And here you will find information on Gotham's various class formats and our teaching philosophy.


You can see how our Online writing classes work in two ways:

You can take a video tour just below.

Or, take a self-guided tour of any of the following courses. All Gotham Online courses work in a similar way.

Fiction Writing I (10-week Workshop)
Screenwriting I (10-week Workshop)
Feature Article Writing I (10-week Workshop)
Creative Writing 101 (6-week Class)
Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonfiction (4-week Class)