Online Feedback: Short Stories

Eugen Bacon

9 September to 22 November 2024, online

Full Price: $580
Member: $435
Conc Member: $375

In this online feedback course, author Eugen Bacon will provide feedback on your short fiction, enabling you to hone your skills over three months. You’ll also give and receive peer feedback, and be able to consider the tutor’s feedback across all submissions. The tutor’s feedback will vary depending on each short story but may focus on structure, characterisation, language, plot and other helpful tips for fine tuning.

Is this course right for you? Read our FAQ > 

Once a month from September to November, you’ll submit up to 2500 words of fiction. Your tutor will provide tailored feedback, giving you time to incorporate suggestions and advice into the next month’s submission. Each month, you can either submit new or previously submitted writing.

You’ll also have the opportunity to read and comment on other participants’ writing. This process of giving and receiving feedback from fellow writers is an ideal way to determine what works, what resonates, what falls flat – and how to improve.

This online course takes place on a website specifically designed for writers, making it simple and easy to share your writing, give and receive feedback, and interact with fellow writers.

If you’re ready to challenge yourself and develop your skills through constructive critique, this is the course for you.

Please note, while you are welcome to generate new material for submission during this time, no prompts or themes will be provided.

Participant Requirements

Internet access and confidence using basic computer software are essential for this program.

This Online Feedback course is not suitable for aspiring or beginning writers. We recommend that you complete at least one other creative writing course before enrolling in Online Feedback. For more information read our FAQ>. By enrolling in this course, you are committing to giving and receiving feedback from peers and the tutor. Read this article here for more information.

You do not need to log into the course at a specific time and there are no live meetings. You will receive an email with an invitation link to join the online classroom one week before the course starts.

This course starts on 9 September. Submissions (up to 2500 words of fiction) are due on the following dates, 10pm (Sydney times):

Monday 16 September
Monday 14 October
Monday 11 November

After each submission date, you’ll have 10 days to complete peer feedback. At the end of each feedback period, you’ll receive your tutor feedback.


‘Eugen’s feedback was thoughtful, thorough, and honest. I finished the course feeling I had developed as a writer in just three months thanks to the consistency of deadlines and the value of critique.’ – Erin

‘I loved the ease of use of the platform, the allocation framework used within Wet Ink, the excellent feedback from Eugen with the Word comments and markup, the tips from Eugen and from classmates, the efficient admin and communication by Writing NSW, the high level of feedback and interaction among the cohort.’ – Benjamin

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