Sunday, April 3, 2016

Submission: Writing the Erotic Short Story Workshop

The market is sizzling for short erotic romance. From box sets to anthologies to standalone novellas, readers ravenously pick them up.

Beginning writers are often told to: “Write the story you want to read, not what someone else might want to see.” This class, instead, deals with catering a short story specifically to a publisher’s request for submissions. Regularly, editors and publishers list upcoming anthologies and the types of stories they’re looking to include. 

The course explores current call-outs, and students will be encouraged to write specifically for one submission call 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 with the main focus on erotic romance. Since most short stories fall within 2,500 to 5,000 words, we’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.

Many previous students have completed their stories, and have been published.

Starting April 7 via Passionate Ink RWA
$25 non-members
$22.50  for RWA members
$18.75 for Passionate Ink members

Contest: Absolute just because! During this workshop, I'll give away the pictured Veuve Champagne metal mailbox to one enrolled student who finishes a story and submits! (No champagne included.) The winner will be chosen randomly from all those who complete the challenge. Honestly, when I saw it, I thought it would be perfect for a submission/rejection collection!  

Hope to see you there!

Louisa Bacio

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