Here you’ll find a bulletin board for the global Gotham community. In addition to our classes, we present happenings in NYC, such asWrite-InsandFree Events. And we offer ways to stay connected wherever you are.



Frightening First Line Contest


Autumn is the season of rustling leaves, a chill in the air, and, of course, Halloween.

In that spirit, we invite you to create the first line of a frightening story. Just the first line.

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The Razor

Gotham’s new literary magazine.

Two sharp stories each month—fiction and nonfiction. Presented with text, audio, and original art.

Enter the experience.

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Scholarships for Writers of Color

Scholarships for Writers of Color are available to all people of color who aspire to improve their writing skills, either in the fields of creative writing or elsewhere.

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New Course

How to Get Published

Here you will learn how to navigate the ins-and-outs of the publishing business and you’ll write (and refine) the most important selling tool for your book—the query letter. All under the guidance of an established literary agent.

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Fall Classes

Fall classes are nowavailable for enrollment, on Zoom, Online, and in NYC!

Online classesnow available for Winter.

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Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize

Deadline: March 1, 2024

Every year, the Selected Shorts program at Symphony Space hosts the Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Contest. The winner will have his or her work performed and recorded live at Symphony Space in NYC.

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Friday evenings in NYC

Do you wish there was a place you could go for writing inspiration and practice? Where you could hang out with other writers? Without needing to make a long-term commitment or spend a lot of money? With food and drink involved?

Gotham Write-Ins are that place.

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Corporate Classes

Gotham brings its world-renowned teaching right into your workplace with our Corporate Classes. We come, we teach, you benefit.

Options include Business Writing, Grammar, and Corporate Creativity.

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Free Event

Free Events in NYC

We do free classes and other fun things around New York City—at bookstores, bars, Bryant Park, etc. It’s our way of showcasing what we do and getting to know you. Show up to get a little Gotham in your life.

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Deadline: monthly

Each month we invite you to post a story on Twitter using #GWstorieseverywhere for a chance to win a free class.

Your stories (which can be true or made up) will be inspired by what you see, know, or do, and they should relate in some way to our monthly “themes.”

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