Win a FREE Spot in a New York Creative Writing Class

Want to take a writing class but feeling too broke or otherwise on the fence? Or do you just like winning stuff? We have good news either way: Once a month, we’ll randomly select a winner who will be offered a FREE spot in one of Catapult’s six-week workshops or one-day bootcamps, co-presented by Electric Literature. Classes are held in our shared NYC offices.

These intimate workshops and intensives are taught by some of the best debut and established contemporary writers. In May, writers can learn how to transform their diary into sellable nonfiction with Emily Gould, or how to evoke place using sensory detail with debut novelist and Hi Wildflower Botanica founder Tanwi Islam. Students will learn to think like an editor and write for their readers with Henry Holt editor and novelist Caroline Zancan, and they’ll hone their sentences until they pop with NY-Times approved short story writer Rebecca Schiff. In our publishing bootcamp with Dan Blank (We Grow Media) and Miranda Beverly-Whittemore (NY-Times bestselling author), writers will begin to build a marketing platform that will help them make their future books bestsellers, and in our travel-writing bootcamp, aspiring Elizabeth Gilberts will not only learn the craft of travel writing from Departures editor Jessica Flint, but also how to pitch pieces about their adventures abroad to paying venues.

All classes are accepting applications for regular admission now — feel free to double your chances of landing a spot by sending in a regular application and entering the giveaway. Giveaway winners are eligible for participation in all student programming, from our reading series to our free professional development events.

Click this link and enter your email for a chance to win! Our first winner will be announced on May 13th.

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