Workshops - Overview

The Columbia Fiction Foundry’s writing workshops are held twice a month virtually via Zoom, with hybrid, in-person/Zoom workshops held throughout the year at the Alumni Center, 622 West 113th Street, New York, NY. These sessions are open to all Columbia alumni, students, and faculty, and are free of charge. We have no membership dues, but members are expected to read each other’s material and to provide constructive feedback. See the 2024 workshop schedule.

Two weeks in advance of each workshop, a volunteer moderator emails an invitation for manuscripts to be submitted. The manuscripts are then distributed one week before the workshop so that members can review and prepare critiques for each work. 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 the 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 us at [email protected].

Columbia Fiction Foundry: attendees at the December 2023 in-person workshop at the Alumni Center.