The Columbia Fiction Foundry, founded in 2009, is a community of writers with the following in common: they are all alumni of Columbia University, and they are all dedicated to improving their craft with the goal of commercial publication. From its beginnings as only a series of monthly gatherings, CFF is now a fully-fledged Shared Interest Group within the Columbia Alumni Association. In addition to its writing workshops, the CFF also runs a cybercommunity and hosts several events with agents, editors, and published authors each year.
The core New York City workshop group, capped at eighteen members, meets monthly at the Columbia Alumni Center in Morningside Heights to offer critiques of members’ manuscripts. Members of the cybercommunity submit and critique in blogs dedicated to specific fiction categories. Both are open to aspiring published authors, with the New York City group limited to adult fiction of any genre. CFF aims to be a constructive and supportive forum leveraging the best of Columbia University’s literary resources.
In addition to submissions and critiques, all CFF community members may post articles on writing or getting published, review books on related subjects, and help with special interests such as query letters and copyrights.
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