The arts, painting, poetry, etc., are not just these. Eating, drinking, walking are also arts. Every act is an art.

― César Vallejo

January Workshop one spot left
Wednesdays5-6:30 pm mst/ 7-8:30 pm est
Jan. 11 -Feb. 1

This is a workshop class (fiction/nonfiction/novel excerpts up to 5,000 words). You will receive a feedback letter and line notes from the instructor and your fellow writers. 

In the first week, we will discuss a story, “Bobcat,” by Rebecca Lee: Which sentences anchor character and plot? What is the engine? Where is the negative space? What makes it complete? What final moves did the author make to complete it?

First round of stories due Saturday, Jan. 14.

Please use the form below or email to sign up.


Manuscript consults.
$150 for up to 6,000 words.

I have three one space open in February.

Up to 6,000 words. Includes letter detailing the strengths, weaknesses, and revision suggestions, as well as line notes. Includes a 15-minute call to review/ask questions. Comments can include publication recommendations if this is a goal.


Image by Yuki Davidoff

Maria Anderson is from Three Forks, Montana. Her fiction has recently appeared in Ploughshares, Storythings 10, Sewanee Review, McSweeney’s, Edible Bozeman, Alpinist, and Best American Short Stories 2018. Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward selected her stories “Water Moccasin” and “Wetumpka” as distinguished in Best American Short Stories 2021.

She likes skiing, trail running, cold soaks, & hot springs.

Maria’s Instagram & class Instagram. To read her writing, click here.

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