Fiction

Blue Dolphins

Back when Anna Gil could still walk, she avoided it.

“God gives nuts to the toothless,” she said to the people who visited her, and there were still a few. The others reduced their visits until they slid over and out of the frame of her life .

In the month after the accident, unfamiliar people showed up to express their appreciation, ask questions or spy a little. Beside the police officers, church goers and someone from the city hall who praised her officially, a group of untidy, silent guests also walked in. They huddled in the olive-green corner of her otherwise white and black living room. Bruno, her man, sort of, recognized them as colleagues of the boy’s family, artisans from the art fair, who sold straw hats, bamboo panels, and organic soaps, every item a hundred percent natural….

Avital Gad-Cykman’s flash col­lec­tion Life In, Life Out was pub­lished by Matter Press. Her sto­ries have been pub­lished in The Literary Review, Ambit, CALYX Journal, Glimmer Train, McSweeney’s, Prism International, Michigan Quarterly Review and else­where. They have also been fea­tured in antholo­gies such as W.W. Norton’s International Flash Anthology, Sex for America, Politically Inspired Fiction, Stumbling and Raging, Politically Inspired Fiction Anthology, The Flash, and The Best of Gigantic. Her work won Margaret Atwood Society Magazine Prize, was placed first in The Hawthorne Citation Short Story Contest, and was a finalist for Iowa Fiction Award for story collections. She lives in Brazil.

How to Seduce Your Pediatrician

You must choose. Once the baby makes its way out—and he will make his way out in a splash of fluid after the kind of crowning you won’t soon forget—the moments that make up your life will cease to be ones you choose. It is August. The trees wilt in the heat. The grass burns. Your ankles swell. You hold your belly with your hands, cradle it as if it might detach itself if you are not watchful, as if it might fall away from the rest of you if you let go . . . .

Laurie Foos is the author of Ex Utero, Portrait of the Walrus by a Young Artist, Twinship, Bingo Under the Crucifix, Before Elvis There Was Nothing, The Giant Baby, and The Blue Girl. She teaches in the MFA program at Lesley University and in the BFA program at Goddard College.

Every Day

It has been years since it happened. She is a still mother. Meaning, she keeps her body very still and she still considers herself a mother. She is rigid about this….

Nicole Miyashiro writes fiction and poetry and is an editor for the Pennsylvania Center for the Book at Penn State University. She has published stories, poems, and reviews, including one Pushcart Prize nominee. She created ‘Words of Art,’ an ekphrastic audio poem project, and is writing other stories linked to “Spectators.”

Submit Your Fiction

We accept previously unpublished and polished prose up to 8,000 words year round, unless announced otherwise.  We are always looking for tightly woven short works under 2,000 words and short-shorts around 500 words. No multiple submissions but simultaneous is fine as long as you withdraw the submission asap through the submissions system. During the summer and winter months, we run our Writers Are Readers, Too, fundraiser when submissions are open only to subscribers. During the fall and spring, we open submissions for regular unsolicited submissions. Submit 

Workshops

Join us for workshops in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and more, including 30 Stories in 30 Days, Magic Realism, Short Story, Short Short Story, Novel: From Start to Finish, One on One Workshop and more. 

Essays

Hopkins Pond

Memory plays with our present self, teasing us with the possibility of its mutability; if we remember differently, we may become somebody else, if not in body, in essence. I have many memories I play with, imagine differently, reshape and wrestle, and many I could not mutate if I tried. Perhaps that is the required state of mind, leaving some wiggle room, if only imaginary, and at once confirming the past that is embedded. We exist, can float even, somewhere in between.

Amy Scanlan O’Hearn is a writer and teacher in Southern NJ. Her short
stories appear in Helen, Bacopa Review and Per Contra. She received first place for her poem “Fences” in the Oregon Poetry Association New Poets Category 2014 and other poetry appears in Verseweavers, in MER Vol. 13, and is forthcoming in Panoplyzine. She is an Associate Poetry Editor for Typehouse.

Pinboy

Mine was a career option knocked out from under me by mid-twentieth-century technology, not the silent artificial intelligence that threatens many occupations today, but a clanking contraption of gears, pulleys, and mechanical grippers that made human hands unnecessary.

In my early teens I had worked several nights a week as a pinboy in a six-lane bowling alley one flight up from our small-town movie theater, a narrow place that smelled of shellac, spilled beer, and stale tobacco. I sat on a ledge in a pit at the end of a gleaming wood surface, huddling for safety when the bowling balls came hurtling toward me, my arms and elbows poised to fend off flying pins, then returning the ball with a shove down a grooved shaft. After a strike or the second ball ended the frame with a spare or something like an 8–10 split, I jumped into the pit to press a lever with my shoe, scoop up scattered pins, and arrange them on protruding spikes.

Walter Cummins has published seven short story collections—Witness, Where We Live, Local Music, The End of the Circle, The Lost Ones, Habitat: stories of bent realism, Telling Stories: Old and New. He also has a collection of essays and reviews called Knowing Writers. More than one hundred of his stories, as well as memoirs, essays, and reviews, have appeared in magazines such as New Letters, Kansas Quarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, Under the Sun, Arts & Letters, Confrontation, Bellevue Literary Review, Connecticut Review, in book collections, and on the Web. With Thomas E. Kennedy, he was founding co-publisher of Serving House Books, an outlet for novels, memoirs, and story, poetry, and essay collections. For more than twenty years, he was editor of The Literary Review.

Condom Races

Shouldn’t I start with the latest, and most jarring, incident? Before character introductions, before the narrative pondering of questions raised, before metaphors for the sadness, disillusionment, even fear aroused? And fear of what? Being wrong to begin with? Sensing a narrow escape? Somehow … being abandoned?

The initial questions already listed, the primary emotions already announced, why is it so hard to simply dramatize the event? Because it was an email exchange, without setting, facial expressions, background noise … details that I know impact a dramatic scene. Maybe my title can do the job of the lead-in hook, and I can continue blathering.

Cris Mazza’s next novel is forthcoming from BlazeVox Books. Her last book was Charlatan: New and Selected Stories, chronicling twenty years of short-fiction publications. Mazza has seventeen other titles of fiction and literary nonfiction including her last book, Something Wrong With Her, a real-time memoir; her first novel How to Leave a Country, which won the PEN/Nelson Algren Award for book-length fiction; and the critically acclaimed Is It Sexual Harassment Yet? She is a native of Southern California and is a professor in and director of the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Essay Submission Guidelines

We accept polished essays up to 8,000 words year round, unless announced otherwise. Preferences veer toward shorter works under 1500 words. 

Workshops

Join us for workshops in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and more, including 30 Stories in 30 Days, Magic Realism, Short Story, Short Short Story, Novel: From Start to Finish, One on One Workshop and more. 

Poetry

amphibian logbook

we still played

with dolls

when names were multiplied….

Helena García Mariño, Madrid (Spain), 1990. She studied Law and Political Science and Comparative Literature in Madrid, Spain. She’s graduated in May, 2017, in the MFA in Spanish Creative Writing at the University of Iowa. She´s currently working on her first book of poems, the tongue in pieces.

Manifesto II

chuck palahniuk was

buddha the late show host sang

lullabies….

Helena García Mariño, Madrid (Spain), 1990. She studied Law and Political Science and Comparative Literature in Madrid, Spain. She’s graduated in May, 2017, in the MFA in Spanish Creative Writing at the University of Iowa. She´s currently working on her first book of poems, the tongue in pieces.

archaeology

  1. my mother decides that sundays are the day for broken things. the week dies into cracks and i need to learn to suture it….

Helena García Mariño, Madrid (Spain), 1990. She studied Law and Political Science and Comparative Literature in Madrid, Spain. She’s graduated in May, 2017, in the MFA in Spanish Creative Writing at the University of Iowa. She´s currently working on her first book of poems, the tongue in pieces.

Submit Your Poetry

We are now accepting previously unpublished poetry of all forms. Please submit 1 – 5 poems as separate files in separate submissions. Please do not submit them all on one document. During the fall and spring, we open submissions for regular unsolicited submissions.

Workshops

Join us for workshops in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and more, including 30 Stories in 30 Days, Magic Realism, Short Story, Short Short Story, Novel: From Start to Finish, One on One Workshop and more. 

Gallery

eckleburg gallery

Eckleburg

About The Eckleburg Gallery

Since 2010, the Eckleburg Gallery is an online, print and pop up gallery space for contemporary and international artists, including event installations in Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Boston and more. We seek to share provocative art forms in all media through intimate, intellectual moments in which aesthetic and ideas entwine. We are committed to providing artists an international platform to explore form and context in canvas, sculpture, performance, digital media, video, technology and more. We encourage all aesthetics with gender and diversity awarenesses. We also like feminist cowboys.

Submit your portfolio. We look forward to viewing your work.

Gallery | Visual & Intermedia

Send us a link for your online portfolio that includes all the works (at least 3, 10 or more even better) that you would like us to consider for the Gallery. You can also send a 100 to 200 word bio. If accepted, we will request attached, high resolution jpegs of the chosen works. Gallery submissions currently closed.

Music, Film and Arts Commentary | Send a YouTube link via email along with a short 100 to 200 word bio. The submissions link is below.

Music, Film & Intermedia

Send us a YouTube link of your video and a bio. Performance submissions currently closed.

ONLINE WRITING WORKSHOPS | Fiction, Poetry, Essays & More

Quill

Writing Semiotics

The study of rules that enable social phenomena, considered as signs, to have meaning. Hence, in literary criticism, semiotics is the analysis of literature in terms of language, conventions, and modes of discourse. (Handbook to Literature)

Quill

Writing Semantics

The study of meaning; sometimes limited to linguistic meaning (study of the description, comparison and history of language); and sometimes used to discriminate between surface and substance. (Handbook to Literature)

Quill

Writing Setting

Setting is the time and place of the action in a work of fiction, poetry, or drama. The spatial setting is the place or places in which action unfolds, the temporal setting is the time. (Temporal setting is thus the same as plot time.) It is sometimes also helpful to distinguish between general setting—the general time and place in which all the action …

FICTION WRITING WORKSHOPS

30 STORIES IN 30 DAYS WORKSHOP 
In “30 Stories in 30 Days” you will write, write and write some more using favorite writing prompts by published authors and expert writing instructors. In this course, you will respond to timed daily writing prompts that will force you into a creativity focus where your “internal editors” will have to wait their turns, allowing story development to take over. Daily writing prompts will begin immediately when you click the “Take this course” button. Subsequently, you can begin at the beginning of the month, middle, end, whenever it suits you. Each prompt is available to you on its scheduled day and you will write at your own pace. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

MAGIC REALISM WORKSHOP
Magic Realism is the sweet spot between realism and the fantastic. In this course, you will read short works and excerpts from foundational magic realism authors such as Virginia Woolf, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Diane Williams, Kurt Vonnegut and more. You will also build writing and craft techniques tailored to bringing out the best in your literary magic realism fiction. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

WRITING SEX IN LITERARY FICTION: ARE YOUR SEX SCENES ESSENTIAL OR GRATUITOUS?
How do you transcend the cliched and gratuitous sex scene when writing sex? How do you create a scene that will engage smart fe/male readers in critical, gender aware and sexually rigorous ways? Writing sex in the literary scene is no different than any other scene, really. It is all about focusing on the character as gender and sexually unique. Whether you intend to write a more graphically specific scene, such as in American Psycho, or a more subtle scene, character focus is the key. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

SHORT STORY WORKSHOP
This workshop explores the tricky art of writing and editing short short fiction (flash fiction), or stories under 1,000 words. Writers of short short fiction face the unique challenge of creating something fragmentary, but complete; something brief, but satisfying; little moments that hint at a whole world. This short short fiction workshop will focus on various approaches writers can take to write complete and complex stories in 1,000 words or fewer. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

SHORT STORY WORKSHOP
In this course we will study what constructs the world of the short story: pain, happiness, fear, love, desire, anger, and menace. You will write your characters, settings and scenes with a focus on your organic voice and style. This workshop is for character-focused craft and storytellers. Our focus will be on narratives that grip and immerse readers at an unflinching level while understanding the differences between what is essential and what is gratuitous. With a focus on scene work and how to build a story through the nucleus of the scene, writers will explore their organic voices and styles. Join us and improve your craft as the weeks progress by giving and receiving feedback, the cornerstone of exploring your own strengths, needs and preferences. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

NOVEL: FROM START TO FINISH WORKSHOP
Welcome to “The Novel: From Start to Finish” at The Eckleburg Workshops. In this course, we will explore drafting your novel and revising voice, detail, characters, place and texture. In the final unit, “Unit 6: Queries, Synopsis & [RE]Search,” we will review the processes of submitting to agents and publishers. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

HISTORICAL FICTION WORKSHOP 
The course objective is to prepare writers, of all levels, with the skills necessary to complete a historical fiction — short story or novel chapter. We will explore a variety of topics geared to learning how to research your novel, and how to incorporate history into setting, characters, and plot. The class will consist of research and world building exercises, analysis of popular historical fiction. Students will develop either a short story or a work-in-progress novel throughout the weeks. Students will leave with a thorough understanding of the historic novel, and feel confident to create a work of their own, hopefully building on the piece developed in workshop. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

THE UNDEAD WORKSHOP 
We will read and view excerpts of undead works such as Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, Pride, Prejudice and Zombies, Day of the Dead, The Walking Dead and more. We will also use some of my favorite writing and craft techniques tailored to bringing out the best in your character-based fiction. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

THE BINOCULAR VISION WORKSHOP 
Edith Pearlman’s fiction has won three O. Henry Prizes and has appeared three times in Best American Short Stories, twice in The Pushcart Prize, and once in New Stories from the South. She is the author of three previous story collections: Vaquita (winner of the Drue Heinz Prize for Literature), Love Among the Greats (winner of the Spokane Fiction Award), and How to Fall (winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize). She lives in Boston, Massachusetts. ENROLL FOR $5 (Cancel Anytime)

THE BEATS WORKSHOP
Counterculture, experimentation, sexuality and rhythm mark the phenomena known as The Beat Generation. Seminal works such as Ginsberg’s Howl, Burrough’s Naked Lunch and Kerouac’s On the Road created national shifts that not only broke down aesthetic boundaries but also social boundaries. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

SPIRIT OF WRITING WORKSHOP
“Spirit of Writing” is a gentle introduction to the identity and declaration of being a professional writer, in a style designed to fire confidence and confirm a practice. No matter what level you have written to, no matter how long you have waited and no matter if you are starting again after a setback, you will finish with new belief in yourself and serious respect for what you bring to the table with your pen. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

MINDFULNESS & WRITING WORKSHOPS
Stories live in the body and the present moment.  In this course, we will use both writing as a way to check in more deeply with life and ourselves AND mindfulness techniques to drop deeper into our body narratives (breath awareness, body scans, how this can inform what we pen). By the end of the course you will have new tools for facilitating writing and drafts of poetry, fiction and/or personal essays. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

HYBRID: CRAFTING, PUBLISHING & PROMOTING HYBRID WORK
Hybrid writing is the study of and creation of works with a structural and aesthetic emphasis on crossing boundaries: redaction, lyric essay, prose poetry, intermedia and more. Join us and push beyond the parameters and into the edges of literary while learning which editors and venues are looking for hybrid works. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

LITERARY MATCHMAKING WORKSHOP
How do you find journals, editors and agents for your writing project? By exploring industry resources, you will learn how to research and choose the best venues for your work. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

BREAKING RULES: WHEN AND HOW TO LEAVE LINGUISTIC CONVENTIONS BEHIND
We will explore linguistic techniques and devices in both written and visual works such as The Road and Inglorious Bastards. Our focus will be to study and practice contemporary, surgical, linguistic rule-breaking so to discover our own “rebel linguists” and individual forms of creative voice. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

[EM]POWERING SELF IN FICTION, POETRY, CREATIVE NONFICTION AND HYBRID WORKSHOP
This gender and diversity narrative project takes its title from Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman but it does not stop at gender. This workshop  is open to all forms: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and hybrid. It is open to all genders, identities and backgrounds. In this course we will explore how progressive experiences with cultures, both our own and others, inform our voice in both the artistic expression of voice and the voice we give to self. It is our intention to give power over self, not others. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

THE IMPORTANCE OF FOLLOWING SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES WORKSHOP
In this submission guidelines course, you will learn from published authors, editors and instructors on how to follow the Universal Manuscript Format. You will explore why following individual journal guidelines is so very important to the success of your works. You will also receive behind the scenes advice from editors. Join published authors and editors from Eckleburg, Nervous Breakdown, Baltimore Review and more! ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

THE AWP SURVIVAL GUIDE: HOW TO HAVE FUN WITHOUT MAKING A COMPLETE IDIOT OF YOURSELF
This AWP Workshop is a self-directed primer for enjoying, surviving and getting the most out of your AWP experience. In this survival guide you will find veteran “How to” tips, promotional advice and links for helpful apps and practical resources used and recommended by Eckleburg instructors. Whether you are new to AWP or an ol’ pro, this guide offers a knowledge base you will find both practical and geared toward your successful experience. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

ONE ON ONE WORKSHOP (ADDITIONAL FEES)
$.05 a word for prose. Submit your manuscript below for review. We will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss your project and match you with an Eckleburg editor. ENROLL FOR $.05 A WORD


POETRY WRITING WORKSHOPS

THE POETRY WORKSHOP
In this course, you will explore the musicality, sensuality, forms and dance of poetry. Write new poems and open up your old poems with fresh eyes and new revision tools. The course modules are accessible for both master and beginning poets with an eye toward organic voice and diversity of aesthetic and style. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

THE POETRY CHAPBOOK WORKSHOP 
“The Poetry Chapbook Workshop” provides students with the tools for forming and submitting poetry chapbooks. Lessons will focus on identifying what makes a chapbook, exploring your voice in the chapbook medium, choosing and ordering poems within your chapbook and research publishers. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

WRITING THE SHORT POEM WORKSHOP 
In “Writing the Short Poem,” we will focus on narrative poems, stanza work, prose poetry and more. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

THE BEATS WORKSHOP
Counterculture, experimentation, sexuality and rhythm mark the phenomena known as The Beat Generation. Seminal works such as Ginsberg’s Howl, Burrough’s Naked Lunch and Kerouac’s On the Road created national shifts that not only broke down aesthetic boundaries but also social boundaries. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

SPIRIT OF WRITING WORKSHOP
“Spirit of Writing” is a gentle introduction to the identity and declaration of being a professional writer, in a style designed to fire confidence and confirm a practice. No matter what level you have written to, no matter how long you have waited and no matter if you are starting again after a setback, you will finish with new belief in yourself and serious respect for what you bring to the table with your pen. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

MINDFULNESS & WRITING WORKSHOPS
Stories live in the body and the present moment.  In this course, we will use both writing as a way to check in more deeply with life and ourselves AND mindfulness techniques to drop deeper into our body narratives (breath awareness, body scans, how this can inform what we pen). By the end of the course you will have new tools for facilitating writing and drafts of poetry, fiction and/or personal essays. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

HYBRID: CRAFTING, PUBLISHING & PROMOTING HYBRID WORK
Hybrid writing is the study of and creation of works with a structural and aesthetic emphasis on crossing boundaries: redaction, lyric essay, prose poetry, intermedia and more. Join us and push beyond the parameters and into the edges of literary while learning which editors and venues are looking for hybrid works. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

LITERARY MATCHMAKING WORKSHOP
How do you find journals, editors and agents for your writing project? By exploring industry resources, you will learn how to research and choose the best venues for your work. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

BREAKING RULES: WHEN AND HOW TO LEAVE LINGUISTIC CONVENTIONS BEHIND
We will explore linguistic techniques and devices in both written and visual works such as The Road and Inglorious Bastards. Our focus will be to study and practice contemporary, surgical, linguistic rule-breaking so to discover our own “rebel linguists” and individual forms of creative voice. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

[EM]POWERING SELF IN FICTION, POETRY, CREATIVE NONFICTION AND HYBRID WORKSHOP
This gender and diversity narrative project takes its title from Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman but it does not stop at gender. This workshop  is open to all forms: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and hybrid. It is open to all genders, identities and backgrounds. In this course we will explore how progressive experiences with cultures, both our own and others, inform our voice in both the artistic expression of voice and the voice we give to self. It is our intention to give power over self, not others. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

THE IMPORTANCE OF FOLLOWING SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES WORKSHOP
In this submission guidelines course, you will learn from published authors, editors and instructors on how to follow the Universal Manuscript Format. You will explore why following individual journal guidelines is so very important to the success of your works. You will also receive behind the scenes advice from editors. Join published authors and editors from Eckleburg, Nervous Breakdown, Baltimore Review and more! ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

THE AWP SURVIVAL GUIDE: HOW TO HAVE FUN WITHOUT MAKING A COMPLETE IDIOT OF YOURSELF
This AWP Workshop is a self-directed primer for enjoying, surviving and getting the most out of your AWP experience. In this survival guide you will find veteran “How to” tips, promotional advice and links for helpful apps and practical resources used and recommended by Eckleburg instructors. Whether you are new to AWP or an ol’ pro, this guide offers a knowledge base you will find both practical and geared toward your successful experience. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime) 


ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOPS

ONE ONE ONE WORKSHOP (ADDITIONAL FEES)
$.05 a word for prose. Submit your manuscript below for review. We will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss your project and match you with an Eckleburg editor. ENROLL FOR $.05 A WORD

Essays, Personal, Lyrical, Bodily 
Tell your story. Discover and explore your organic voice and share your personal, lyrical and body narratives in gripping and essential ways. This essay writing workshop will teach you how to not only compose your narratives, but also how to make your narratives compelling. This workshop will focus on how to create narrative flow within your essay, improve craft techniques such as pace and rhythm, find the best structure to suit your narrative, and revision. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

Modern Memoir 
Join us for the Modern Memoir workshop, where you will explore personal experiences in narrative form. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

THE BEATS WORKSHOP
Counterculture, experimentation, sexuality and rhythm mark the phenomena known as The Beat Generation. Seminal works such as Ginsberg’s Howl, Burrough’s Naked Lunch and Kerouac’s On the Road created national shifts that not only broke down aesthetic boundaries but also social boundaries. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

SPIRIT OF WRITING WORKSHOP
“Spirit of Writing” is a gentle introduction to the identity and declaration of being a professional writer, in a style designed to fire confidence and confirm a practice. No matter what level you have written to, no matter how long you have waited and no matter if you are starting again after a setback, you will finish with new belief in yourself and serious respect for what you bring to the table with your pen. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

MINDFULNESS & WRITING WORKSHOPS
Stories live in the body and the present moment.  In this course, we will use both writing as a way to check in more deeply with life and ourselves AND mindfulness techniques to drop deeper into our body narratives (breath awareness, body scans, how this can inform what we pen). By the end of the course you will have new tools for facilitating writing and drafts of poetry, fiction and/or personal essays. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

HYBRID: CRAFTING, PUBLISHING & PROMOTING HYBRID WORK
Hybrid writing is the study of and creation of works with a structural and aesthetic emphasis on crossing boundaries: redaction, lyric essay, prose poetry, intermedia and more. Join us and push beyond the parameters and into the edges of literary while learning which editors and venues are looking for hybrid works. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

LITERARY MATCHMAKING WORKSHOP
How do you find journals, editors and agents for your writing project? By exploring industry resources, you will learn how to research and choose the best venues for your work. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

BREAKING RULES: WHEN AND HOW TO LEAVE LINGUISTIC CONVENTIONS BEHIND
We will explore linguistic techniques and devices in both written and visual works such as The Road and Inglorious Bastards. Our focus will be to study and practice contemporary, surgical, linguistic rule-breaking so to discover our own “rebel linguists” and individual forms of creative voice. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

[EM]POWERING SELF IN FICTION, POETRY, CREATIVE NONFICTION AND HYBRID WORKSHOP
This gender and diversity narrative project takes its title from Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman but it does not stop at gender. This workshop  is open to all forms: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and hybrid. It is open to all genders, identities and backgrounds. In this course we will explore how progressive experiences with cultures, both our own and others, inform our voice in both the artistic expression of voice and the voice we give to self. It is our intention to give power over self, not others. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

THE IMPORTANCE OF FOLLOWING SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES WORKSHOP
In this submission guidelines course, you will learn from published authors, editors and instructors on how to follow the Universal Manuscript Format. You will explore why following individual journal guidelines is so very important to the success of your works. You will also receive behind the scenes advice from editors. Join published authors and editors from Eckleburg, Nervous Breakdown, Baltimore Review and more! ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

THE AWP SURVIVAL GUIDE: HOW TO HAVE FUN WITHOUT MAKING A COMPLETE IDIOT OF YOURSELF
This AWP Workshop is a self-directed primer for enjoying, surviving and getting the most out of your AWP experience. In this survival guide you will find veteran “How to” tips, promotional advice and links for helpful apps and practical resources used and recommended by Eckleburg instructors. Whether you are new to AWP or an ol’ pro, this guide offers a knowledge base you will find both practical and geared toward your successful experience. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

ONE ON ONE WORKSHOP (ADDITIONAL FEES)
$.05 a word for prose. Submit your manuscript below for review. We will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss your project and match you with an Eckleburg editor. ENROLL FOR $.05 A WORD


& MORE WORKSHOPS

BREAKING BOOKS: HOW TO GET STARTED AS A BOOK REVIEWER 
This course will walk you through the basics of writing, pitching, and publishing book reviews. We will discuss the many ways book reviews are valuable for literary citizenship, networking, and building relationships within the publishing community. Assignments will include submissions bombing (in which you will craft work for interested markets), drafting pitches, and mapping the ways that reviews can help accomplish one’s goals for one’s own creative work. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

THE FINE ART OF APPLICATION WRITING 
This course will walk you through the basics of writing convincing and persuasive applications to fellowships, grants, and other opportunities. To begin, simply locate the course lessons at the bottom of this page. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

SCREENWRITING I: FOUNDATIONS, CHARACTERIZATIONS & ARC WORKSHOP 
In “Screenwriting I,” we will focus on series scripts and film scripts with a study of scenes from Psycho, Homeland, House of Lies, Winter’s Bone, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, and more. You will work with Final Draft 9, preferred screenwriting software to begin new work and/or further explore existing work. If you do not have the Final Draft 9 software, you will be able to download a free, one-month trial version. In this workshop, you will write a five to seven page short film script for potential reworking into a feature length. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

THE BEATS WORKSHOP
Counterculture, experimentation, sexuality and rhythm mark the phenomena known as The Beat Generation. Seminal works such as Ginsberg’s Howl, Burrough’s Naked Lunch and Kerouac’s On the Road created national shifts that not only broke down aesthetic boundaries but also social boundaries. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

SPIRIT OF WRITING WORKSHOP
“Spirit of Writing” is a gentle introduction to the identity and declaration of being a professional writer, in a style designed to fire confidence and confirm a practice. No matter what level you have written to, no matter how long you have waited and no matter if you are starting again after a setback, you will finish with new belief in yourself and serious respect for what you bring to the table with your pen. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

MINDFULNESS & WRITING WORKSHOPS
Stories live in the body and the present moment.  In this course, we will use both writing as a way to check in more deeply with life and ourselves AND mindfulness techniques to drop deeper into our body narratives (breath awareness, body scans, how this can inform what we pen). By the end of the course you will have new tools for facilitating writing and drafts of poetry, fiction and/or personal essays. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

HYBRID: CRAFTING, PUBLISHING & PROMOTING HYBRID WORK
Hybrid writing is the study of and creation of works with a structural and aesthetic emphasis on crossing boundaries: redaction, lyric essay, prose poetry, intermedia and more. Join us and push beyond the parameters and into the edges of literary while learning which editors and venues are looking for hybrid works. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

LITERARY MATCHMAKING WORKSHOP
How do you find journals, editors and agents for your writing project? By exploring industry resources, you will learn how to research and choose the best venues for your work. ENROLL FOR $5 (Cancel Anytime)

BREAKING RULES: WHEN AND HOW TO LEAVE LINGUISTIC CONVENTIONS BEHIND
We will explore linguistic techniques and devices in both written and visual works such as The Road and Inglorious Bastards. Our focus will be to study and practice contemporary, surgical, linguistic rule-breaking so to discover our own “rebel linguists” and individual forms of creative voice. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

[EM]POWERING SELF IN FICTION, POETRY, CREATIVE NONFICTION AND HYBRID WORKSHOP
This gender and diversity narrative project takes its title from Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman but it does not stop at gender. This workshop  is open to all forms: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and hybrid. It is open to all genders, identities and backgrounds. In this course we will explore how progressive experiences with cultures, both our own and others, inform our voice in both the artistic expression of voice and the voice we give to self. It is our intention to give power over self, not others. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

THE IMPORTANCE OF FOLLOWING SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES WORKSHOP
In this submission guidelines course, you will learn from published authors, editors and instructors on how to follow the Universal Manuscript Format. You will explore why following individual journal guidelines is so very important to the success of your works. You will also receive behind the scenes advice from editors. Join published authors and editors from Eckleburg, Nervous Breakdown, Baltimore Review and more! ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

THE AWP SURVIVAL GUIDE: HOW TO HAVE FUN WITHOUT MAKING A COMPLETE IDIOT OF YOURSELF
This AWP Workshop is a self-directed primer for enjoying, surviving and getting the most out of your AWP experience. In this survival guide you will find veteran “How to” tips, promotional advice and links for helpful apps and practical resources used and recommended by Eckleburg instructors. Whether you are new to AWP or an ol’ pro, this guide offers a knowledge base you will find both practical and geared toward your successful experience. ENROLL FOR $5 A MONTH (Cancel Anytime)

ONE ON ONE WORKSHOP (ADDITIONAL FEES)
$.05 a word for prose. Submit your manuscript below for review. We will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss your project and match you with an Eckleburg editor. ENROLL FOR $.05 A WORD