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29 Best Fantasy Creative Writing Classes in 2024

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Viable Paradise

Viable Paradise

This one-week residential workshop, running from October 8th to October 13th, 2023, focuses on writing and selling commercial science fiction and fantasy. It offers intensive interaction with best-selling authors and editors, emphasizing the creation of engaging fiction. The workshop combines manuscript critiques, new writing, lectures, and Q&As in an informal, supportive setting on Martha’s Vineyard, fostering a unique learning environment​​.

Website: https://viableparadise.com/

Categories: Fantasy

Start date:

October, 2024

Price:

$2,450.00

Based in Boston

Level: Advanced

Class size: 24

Prerequisites: Application with cover letter and 8,000 word manuscript.

This immersive six-week program is designed for emerging writers, offering a chance to learn in a close-knit community environment. Each week, participants are guided by a different esteemed author or editor, focusing on critiques, writing techniques, and professional concerns. The workshop, held in a vibrant Seattle setting, includes community gatherings, readings, and opportunities to connect with authors and alumni​​.

Website: https://www.clarionwest.org/programs/summerworkshop/

Categories: Fantasy

Start date:

June, 2024

Price:

$5,200.00

Online course

Level: Intermediate

Class size: 15

Prerequisites: A sample of your work is required.

Clarion offers an intensive six-week summer program specifically tailored to the writing of science fiction, fantasy, and horror short stories. Recognized as a leading training ground for aspiring writers in these genres, the program focuses on fundamental aspects unique to speculative fiction. Students benefit from the guidance of highly respected and experienced writers and editors active in the field.

Website: http://clarion.ucsd.edu/

Categories: Fantasy

Start date:

June, 2024

Price:

$5,150.00

Based in San Diego

Level: Intermediate

Class size: 18

Prerequisites: Application fee, application, and two short stories.

Let’s see how far our imaginations can take us! This workshop is for writers interested in genres within the speculative fiction umbrella. Genres that ask “what if?” are all welcome including sci-fi, fantasy, supernatural, horror, dystopian fiction, and surrealism.

Website: https://lighthousewriters.org/workshop/wild-weird-and-sup...

Categories: Fantasy

Start date:

July, 2024

Price:

$270.00

Based in Denver

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

The key to any unforgettable work of prose resides in the quality of its scenes. In this class, we’ll look at some of the best scenes ever written and investigate what it takes to write a scene that keeps readers on the edges of their seats.

Website: https://literary-arts.org/event/how-to-write-riveting-sce...

Categories: Fantasy

Start date:

April, 2024

Price:

$95.00

Based in Portland

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Three-Day Critique Workshop

Cascade Writers

This workshop offers a unique opportunity for writers to submit up to 4000 words of their work for critique in a group setting, led by industry professionals including Arley Sorg and Cat Rambo. The program includes pitch sessions to an agent, one-hour workshops, and panel presentations on various writing and publishing topics. It's a chance to polish the first pages and chapters of your project, with optional casual gatherings to network with other writers, editors, and agents​​​​.

Website: https://cascadewriters.com/2024-three-day-critique-workshop/

Categories: Fantasy

Start date:

July, 2024

Price:

$275.00

Based in Seattle

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: 4000 words of your novel, short story, or whatever project you are working on.

Your Personal Odyssey Writing Workshop

Odyssey Writing Workshops

Odyssey is a respected workshop for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. It offers an intensive, personalized, one-on-one online workshop experience. The program includes lectures, readings, critiques, and individualized assignments, with options for six, twelve, or eighteen-week sessions. Each session accepts only four writers, ensuring deep mentoring.

Website: https://www.odysseyworkshop.org/about-the-workshop/

Categories: Fantasy

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

$2,600.00

Online course

Level: Any

Class size: Private

Prerequisites: A writing sample no more than 4,000 words long.

Six-Week Online Fantasy Writer’s Course

Oxford Centre for Fantasy

This six-week course delves into the world of fantasy writing. It includes weekly two-and-a-half-hour seminars with experienced writers, one-on-one tutor sessions, and expert talks. Topics covered range from world-building to character development, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of fantasy writing​​​​​​​​​​.

Website: https://oxfordcentreforfantasy.org/online-fantasy-writing...

Categories: Fantasy

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

$530.00

Online course

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Tailored for aspiring writers of science fiction and fantasy, this 10-week workshop covers the basics of the genre. It includes lectures, exercises, and critiques, making it a great starting point for beginners or a refresher for those already familiar with the basics.

Website: https://wp.writingclasses.com/courses/science-fiction-fan...

Categories: Fantasy

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

$419.00

Based in New York

Level: Beginner

Class size: 16

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Ideal for aspiring fantasy writers, this six-week course by Laura K. Anderson offers a comprehensive guide to crafting a fantasy novel. It includes character development, world-building, outlining a narrative, and understanding publishing nuances. Anderson's background in speculative fiction and her role as an editorial director enrich the learning experience.

Website: https://www.ed2go.com/courses/writing/writing-and-editing...

Categories: Fantasy

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

$129.00

Online course

Level: Beginner

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Literary Techniques for Speculative Fiction Workshop

Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers

This class offers a blend of lectures, discussions, and in-class writing exercises, introducing various techniques for your writing. You'll have the opportunity to apply these methods in short fiction, analyze successful pieces to understand the use of these techniques, and discuss the rationale behind the authors' choices.

Website: http://www.kittywumpus.net/blog/literary-techniques-for-s...

Categories: Fantasy

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

$99.00

Online course

Level: Beginner

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

This online course offers 80 hours of instruction across 13 modules. It covers fantasy writing essentials, including character creation, plot development, dialogue, and getting your work published. The course is suitable for both beginners and those looking to enhance their fantasy writing skills​​.

Website: https://deals.oplexcareers.com/course/fantasy-story-writi...

Categories: Fantasy

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

£249.00

Online course

Level: Beginner

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

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