Beginning writers are often told to: â€œWrite the story you want to read, not what someone else might want to see.â€ This class, instead, deals with catering a short story specifically to a publisherâ€™s request for submissions. Regularly, editors and publishers list upcoming anthologies and the types of stories theyâ€™re looking to include.
The course will explore current call-outs, and students will be encouraged to write specifically for one anthology and to submit the work at the end of the course. Basic crafting of a short story, such as development, characterization, plot structure & dialogue also will be covered. Since most short stories fall within 2,500 to 5,000 words, weâ€™ll also look at ways to making word choice count and address the editing process.
End Goal: Come prepared to write! Student should write at least one new story during the course and actually send it out for submission. We want to see some publication success with this course.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Louisa Bacio published her first erotic thriller SEX UNIVERSITY: Physical Education in June 2010, and since then has published three more, including The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Threesome and its sequel Chains of Silver. And, she possesses contracts for more! Her relationship with her publisher Ravenous Romance all started with a Call for Submissions.