Our workshops are intensive, four-week programs designed to give you the tools to craft, revise, and successfully publish your poetry and short fiction!
"If I told you just how worthwhile this was, you wouldn't believe me. Sign up, writer peeps!!"
—Michele Finn Johnson, May 2016
Our Workshops include:
Access to our Submittable Staff Account
You'll become a temporary staff member, seeing what journals see when they review your submissions.
Extensive and Constructive Critiques of your Work
The exhaustive peer review provided by our workshops includes one guaranteed critique from a Senior Editor!
Individualized Round Table Discussions
After receiving your collected feedback, we'll embark on a two-week round table discussion period, in which we'll utilize our exclusive private Facebook group to devote an entire day of discussion to each workshop participant's submission! Contextualize your feedback and explore additional ways to improve your work!
Practical and Valuable Instructive Materials
We provide information designed to help you increase your odds at acceptance. We'll cover often-overlooked details like cover letters, formatting, mistakes we most often see from submitters, and more! Our workshops aren't designed to "teach" the craft. Instead, we focus on refining your tools through peer review and providing pragmatic guidance designed to give your submissions an edge in a competitive industry.
Exclusive Access to our Editors
Most editors just don't have time to answer your questions and provide individual attention. As a member of our small workshops, you'll have the freedom to pick our brains throughout the workshop. We've covered a multitude of topics in these informal discussions, and many workshop participants find this to be among the most beneficial components of our programs!
Ongoing Networking Opportunities
You'll be added to our growing network of workshop alumni, where we talk shop, share successes, and keep connected as we navigate the submission process.
Our most recent fiction workshop resulted in one acceptance for print publication in our Fall 2016 issue, as well as two online features on The Indianola Review's website!
Upcoming: fiction WORKSHOP
Start Date: TBA
End Date: TBA
Our next four-week Fiction Workshop starts on January 23rd.
Our Fiction Workshops are led by Danny Judge, Editor of The Indianola Review. Additional materials and resources will be provided by Katie Flynn, Fiction Editor of The Indianola Review.
For peer review: Your fiction should be limited to 6,000 words.
Visit our Submittable page for details.
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The truth may be stretched thin, but it never breaks, and it always surfaces above lies, as oil floats on water.
—Cervantes, Don Quixote
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