English 143A

Short Fiction

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Session Course Areas
1 Summer 2018 Young, Rosetta
MW 2-5 note new location: 300 Wheeler C


In this eight-week course, we will focus on two things: learning about contemporary publishing venues for short fiction—both traditional journals and online platforms—and workshopping the participants’ fiction. Together, we will read print literary magazines (Paris Review, Tin House, McSweeney’s, Kenyon Review, American Short Fiction, Zyzzva, New England Review) as well as online journals (Electric Literature, Narrative Magazine, [PANK], failbetter), and discuss how journals coalesce (or don’t coalesce) a coherent aesthetic. Each student will draft and revise two short stories; each student will respond to the work of other students in workshop and through a short written response. The final assignment is the submission of the two revised short stories workshopped over the course of the class. Students will be graded on the rigor with which they approach their own fiction and their care in responding to the work of their peers.

Unlike for the fall and spring semesters, there is no application process for English 143A in the summer. 

This course will be taught in Session C, from June 18 to August 8.

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