Online Feedback: Short Stories

Tegan Bennett Daylight

7 April to 16 August 2019, online

Full Price: $500
Member: $350
Conc Member: $300

In this online program, Tegan Bennett Daylight will provide feedback on your stories, enabling you to hone your skills over five months. Feedback will vary depending on each submission but may focus on areas such as characterisation, structure, voice, setting, and pace.

Is this course right for you? Read our FAQ >

Is it time to take your short story writing to the next level? Personal feedback is an effective way to sharpen and refine your work. Feedback provides valuable insight into your writing and can help you develop your editing skills and critical eye.

Once a month from April to August, you’ll submit up to 1500 words of short fiction for feedback. Your tutor will provide tailored feedback, giving you time to incorporate her suggestions and advice into the next month’s submission. Each month, you can submit either new or revised writing.

You’ll also have the opportunity to read and comment on other course 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 program 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.

This program is ideal for those who have written a number of short stories, had a first publication or contest shortlisting, and are keen to further develop their craft. Please note: this is a feedback-based program. 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.

Submissions (up to 1500 words of short fiction, no novel excerpts) are due on the following dates:

  • Sunday 7 April
  • Sunday 12 May
  • Sunday 2 June
  • Sunday 7 July
  • Sunday 4 August

You will receive your feedback within two weeks of each submission.

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