“Making it Bulletproof:
Revising Short Fiction for Maximum Effect”
Advanced level, $550.00
January 11–15, 2016

Workshop Description

Great short stories have been put through the wringer many times, revised and enhanced by the care of a writer who doesn’t hurry to the next project but, rather, lingers long enough in one to texturize and complicate and fully unearth all that her story can do and be. This workshop will attend to a few methods for getting more bang for your buck with your piece of short fiction.


• Update: This workshop is full.

• The full cost of this four-day workshop is $550.00. A deposit may be required to hold your place.

• This workshop is intended for advanced fiction writers who wish to refine revision skills. Previous workshop experience is highly recommended.

• Accepted participants will submit a full draft of a story they have confidence in for revision within the workshop. Manuscript submissions are due by December 15, 2015, and should not exceed 25 pages (12-point font, double spaced).

About Antonya Nelson

Antonya Nelson is the author of seven short story collections and four novels. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Harper’s, Redbook, and many other magazines, as well as in anthologies such as Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, and Best American Short Stories. Her books have been New York Times Notable Books of 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2002. She was named in 1999 by the New Yorker as one of the “twenty young fiction writers for the new millennium.” She is the recipient of the 2003 Rea Award for Short Fiction, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.