Classes and Workshops

Queens Short Fiction Writing Workshop—Fall 2013

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APPLY HERE The deadline to apply has passed, but there may still be spots available.  Email for more info.

In this ten-week workshop, participants will:

  • Engage in weekly, short writing exercises to explore aspects of short fiction writing, such as mood, character, setting, word choice, revision, and dialogue.
  • Workshop two short stories (of approximately 5,000 words each) or one longer short story, in two parts, (of approximately 10,000 words total).
  • Prepare at least one manuscript for submission to literary journals and set a submission plan for that story.

When: 10 Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:45 p.m., starting October 8th, ending December 17th (skipping Election Day, November 4)
Where: Greater Astoria Historical Society, Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Long Island City, NY, 11106
Cost: $200

This workshop is for short fiction writers living in Queens, NY who aim to have their work published in literary journals and want a kind, informal environment to improve their writing. Due to limited space in the workshop, interested writers will be required to submit their first short story for workshopping, as well as proof of Queens residency, as part of an application process. The deadline for application is September 15, 2013, invitations to participate will be sent out by September 25, 2013. There are eight available seats in this workshop.

APPLY HERE The deadline to apply has passed, but there may still be spots available.  Email for more info.

IMG_0558Workshop Facilitator: Tim Fredrick, the founding editor of Newtown Literary, has published stories in CircaBurningwordPif Magazine, and Wilde.  He has read his work at Boundless Tales in Astoria, Nature of the Muse in Long Island City, and First Tuesdays Open Mic in Jackson Heights. A resident of Queens since 1997, he believes that structured writing workshops should be affordable to everyone and has taught writing to students from ages 5 to 65.  More information on Tim can be found at