Short Story Clinic

You've already revised your first draft, but you still aren't sure if your story is ready for publication. In this two week workshop each participant will submit twice: an early draft and then a revision of the same story. You will read contemporary short stories, familiarize yourself with several literary journals and receive feedback on your story. We will discuss industry standards for seeking traditional publication and devise a personal submission plan. 

Instructor: Cole Lavalais

Dates: Saturdays, 12:30pm-2:00pm (7/21 & 7/28)


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Cole Lavalais’ short stories have appeared in The Offing, ObsidianApogeeWarpland,Tidal Basin Review and others. Her novel, Summer of the Cicadas, debuted in 2016. She holds a M.F.A. from Chicago State University and a Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Chicago in Creative Writing. She is a Visiting Writer at Mississippi University for Women and has taught writing for thirteen years.