The Columbia Fiction Foundry’s writing workshops are currently held once or twice each month in the Alumni Center at 622 West 113th Street, New York, NY. These sessions are open to all Columbia alumni, students, and faculty, and there is no charge for them. We have no membership dues, but members are expected to read each other’s material and to provide constructive feedback.
Two weeks in advance of each workshop, a volunteer moderator emails an invitation for manuscripts to be submitted, along with formatting instructions and notice of how many will be accepted. The manuscripts are then distributed one week before the workshop so that members can review them and prepare critiques for each other. Typically, four to eight manuscripts are covered, each one ranging between 2,500 and 5,000 words.
Prospective members are encouraged to attend one workshop before submitting their own material so they can learn how our process works and judge whether it’s potentially useful for them. If you wish to be added to our distribution list for upcoming sessions, please email CFF president Richard Hensley (firstname.lastname@example.org).