Online Fiction Workshop with Christine Vines

Mondays, March 20th-April 24th, 2023

Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30pm ET, Zoom

Price: $400

Patron Price: $350

Registration is now closed. Thanks to all who applied.

In this six-week workshop with One Story author Christine Vines, participants will workshop a short story or novel excerpt. In-class exercises and examples of published work will instruct and inspire. Craft discussions will delve into voice, structure, character, perspective, dialogue, and narrative tension for what makes a story tick. The class will meet and discuss student work once a week on Zoom starting Monday, March 20th. Tuition includes a 30-minute independent meeting with the instructor.

Christine Vines

Christine Vines is a fiction writer from Wichita, KS. Her work has appeared in One Story, BOMB, Electric Literature, The Chicago Tribune, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and other publications. Her writing has received support from the Nelson Algren Literary Award, the Steinbeck Center, the Carson McCullers Center, the Hambidge Center, the Joshua Tree Highlands Artists Residency, the Key West Literary Seminar, and elsewhere. She has taught at Cornell University, San José State University, and the Telluride Association. She currently teaches creative writing at Vassar College.

How to Apply

This workshop is open to fiction writers 21 years of age and older. The deadline to apply for the workshop is Monday, February 13th, at 11:59pm ET. Please send in your application, which should consist of a personal statement and a manuscript (either a short story or novel excerpt of 5000 words or less) of what you would like to workshop, via Submittable. No short story excerpts, please.

We are seeking writers who are looking to hone their craft and are excited to learn from each other and the instructor in an intimate and supportive environment. Participants will be selected based on the strength of their writing sample and personal statement. Workshops are capped at 10 students.

Complete application guidelines are available on the application. Please note that you will need to create a Submittable account to complete the application.

There is a non-refundable $10 application fee. Please note that to be eligible for the Patron rate, applicants must be an active Patron of One Story upon acceptance. Patrons commit to annual donations and receive benefits that allow them to participate in the organization in more meaningful ways. Not all One Story subscribers are Patrons. If you’d like to find out more about becoming a Patron, you can do so here.

Applicants will be notified of their status no later than March 6th.

Christine Vines photo credit: Premshree Pillai

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