Short Story Workshop with Sean Preston, Editor of Open Pen Magazine, Mon Aug 10th, London.


How you begin your short story goes a long way when submitting work to journals/magazines and entering competitions, so we’ve invited in Sean Preston, editor and publisher of Open Pen Magazine, to offer us his tips and guidance.

You don’t need to submit to attend this workshop, but if you send us your first 500 words of a short story by 7th August, your submission is guaranteed a review by Sean!

After individually reading your submission, Sean will then present notes on each one and tell us why they really work for him, but also how they might be improved. Feedback, folks! How novel.

If you miss the submission deadline to Sean, don’t despair, this session will still deliver plenty of general advice on how to open your next story (or edit a previous!).

Buy tickets and submission details.

This is a great opportunity to get pro feedback, so don’t be shy!

3 thoughts on “Short Story Workshop with Sean Preston, Editor of Open Pen Magazine, Mon Aug 10th, London.

  1. So… why do I receive this email on the 7 August and the 500 words has to be with you BY 7 August? “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Einstein.

  2. For those who already have short stories written it’s just a case of sending over the opening of one you’d most like critiqued. For those who don’t, there will still be plenty of general tips and advice on offer, and listening to the feedback given to others can also be extremely useful. Or, you could get your Kerouac on and get typing. We’ll take submissions until midnight tonight!

    “Some of the most thrilling things in life are done on impulse.” – Syrie James.

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