Constructing the Short Story

This four-week workshop will lead you through the construction of a short story, from conception to revision, with the goal of having a potentially publishable piece to submit to literary journals or genre fiction magazines by the end of the class. Students will read two short stories per week, develop a story of their own through exercises and drafting, critique one another’s first draft, and then submit a revised piece at the beginning of the fourth week. Course starts on a Monday but students can log in any time throughout the week to complete assignments and give and receive feedback.



March 01, 2021 - March 27, 2021


12:00 pm - 12:00 am




Nick Mamatas


Nick Mamatas

Nick Mamatas is the author of several novels, including I Am Providence and The Second Shooter. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Asimov's Science Fiction, and many other venues. Much of it was recently collected in The People's Republic of Everything. Nick is also an anthologist; his latest book is Wonder and Glory Forever: Awe-Inspiring Lovecraftian Fiction.