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How do I enroll in a course?

You can find all of our upcoming courses listed via the navigation menu. You can enroll in a course directly from the individual class webpage. After your payment has been received, you will receive a welcome email. All detailed course information—including the syllabus and course schedule—will be emailed to you prior to the start of your class. If a class is listed as sold out, you can join the waitlist.

What’s your refund policy?

You can find our Refund Policy Here.

I have never taken a writing class before. Can I still take a class at Writing Workshops? 

Absolutely! You don’t need to have any prior workshop experience to take one of our classes! We offer courses at a variety of levels, for beginners as well as writers with plentiful workshop experience.

I heard is the official education partner of Electric Literature. Is that true? 

Yes, we are the official education partner of Electric Literature and could not be more proud to partner with them to bring you great creative writing classes!

Where are classes held?

With the exception of our destination workshops (Paris, Dublin, Hawaii, Iceland, Tuscany, Santa Fe, Vermont, etc.), all of our classes are online. We use Zoom for classes with a live weekly component and Wet Ink for asynchronous classes.

Are you hiring new instructors?

We always like hearing from interested candidates. Submit a New Course Proposal Here. Be sure to tell us about yourself and your publications, where you have taught before, and what classes you are interested in teaching for Writing Workshops. Also include a link to your website and your Twitter handle if applicable.

I am in Middle School or High School. Can I enroll in one of your classes? Do you have any classes for younger writers?

Unfortunately, all of our classes are for adult writers 18 years of age and older.

How many students are in a class? 

Most of our workshops are capped between 8-15 writers for multi-week classes. Our one-time seminars on the craft or business of writing will often have more students. We do keep our classes intentionally small to ensure each writer and his/her work receive the attention they deserve.

During the session, how many times will I have a chance to submit for critique? 

In most of our multi-week workshops, each participant has the opportunity to have their work critiqued twice in class (in 8-week classes), though individual class guidelines/requirements can be found on individual course pages and are determined by instructors.

What does my workshop tuition pay for? 

The opportunity to have work critiqued in class and thorough typed feedback from the instructor and all your classmates. A private conference with the instructor to discuss your workshop feedback, your goals for your writing, or other writing-related topics such as applying to MFA programs, creating a reading list to develop your understanding of craft, and more. Your tuition also allows each class to have dedicated online meeting space each week.

How often are new classes offered? How can I know when new classes are offered?

We update our course offerings on a rolling basis, so if you miss one session a new one will start relatively soon. To know about new classes as soon as they’re announced, sign up for our newsletter.

If a spot is still available, can I enter a class after it’s begun?

Some of our instructors will allow a student to enroll in a course no later than week two of the course. If a course has already started use the Contact Page to get in touch. We also offer Individual Consultations with our faculty if you don't want to wait until the next term starts.

Do you offer online classes? 

Yes we do, check out our upcoming ONLINE CLASSES schedule in the navigation menu.

What are your online classes like?

We have classes that meet live via Zoom as well as asynchronous courses through Wet Ink, which are ideal for any schedule. We’ve replicated the in-person workshop experience by partnering with Wet Ink, the only online platform designed exclusively for writing  workshops. Led by world-class writers, we keep our class sizes intentionally small so that each writer can get the time and attention their work deserves. Our classes meet in a dedicated online classroom where you can interact with your classmates and instructor. Craft materials, lectures, reading assignments, and writing prompts are all available through the online classroom. Students also post stories and provide and receive feedback within the online classroom environment. No matter where you live in the world, there is a seat for you in one of our online classes!

Do you offer editorial services?

Yes! Please Contact Us.

If I’m applying for an MFA Program, can you help me prepare my application materials?

We would love to help as you prepare to apply for MFA programs! Our students have gotten into MFA programs at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Michigan, NYU, Columbia, Alabama, Indiana, The New School, and many others. Check out our MFA APPLICATION services for more information!

What are your payment plan options?

You can pay for the course in full or use Shop Pay or Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both of these options are available at checkout. Payment options through Affirm are subject to eligibility, may not be available in all states, and are provided by these lending partners: CA residents: Loans by Affirm Loan Services, LLC are made or arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law license. Rates from 0% APR or 10-36% APR. Payment options through Shop Pay Installments are subject to an eligibility check and are provided by these lending partners: Options depend on your purchase amount, and a down payment may be required. State notices to consumers

Do you offer any onsite training for corporations and/or nonprofit organizations?

Yes we do! If your organization is interested in writing-based corporate or nonprofit training we can lead and facilitate half-day or full-day training sessions. Learn more about these services please Contact Us.

What is your privacy policy?

We will never sell or rent your mailing address, email address, or any other data that can personally identify you in any way to an outside group. We do not store your information, and we will never share it with a third party. Your email address will only be shared with the course instructor once you've enrolled.

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