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$25.00 USD

Faculty:  Emily Bernard
Every essay is a journey. If the writer is successful, we readers end up with new understandings, or at least, new questions to ask of the world and our place in it. In this workshop, we will read and discuss essays designed to disrupt our assumptions and challenge us to imagine alternate ways of thinking and being. Writing exercises will enable you to learn how to take the stuff of your own life and transform it into a story that is bigger than its circumstances.  

In a single file, submit one or more essays plus a 1-page synopsis (as the final page).  The entire submission should not exceed 26 pages (25 + 1p synopsis).  Short pieces are powerful and worth workshopping, so please don't feel obligated to hit the 25p limit.  Synopsis should include if your submission is/are stand-alone piece(s) or part of a collection, where we are in the narrative if part of a longer work; and a brief paragraph summarizing the status of the project (i.e., unfinished first draft, completed first draft, completed draft which has undergone multiple revisions, etc.).   Required format for writing samples:  

  1. Page numbers must be consecutive throughout the manuscript.
  2. Font must be 12-pt Times New Roman or Arial.
  3. Margins must be 1 inch.
  4. All manuscripts must be double-spaced including the one-page synopsis
  5. All manuscripts must contain a header or footer with page numbers and author’s name.
  6. No extra spacing between paragraphs except that which indicates transitions.
  7. If submitting from a longer work, please do not submit more than 26 pages (25 of manuscript + 1-pg synopsis).  The coordinator will cut as necessary. 
  8. Do not include title pages or dedications.
  9. Please submit in a single file.

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