Applicants should be:

  • Prose writers. Whether it's fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, or longform journalism, literary narrative prose is our thing.

  • Committed. CRIT isn't for "giving writing a try." You should already be pursuing writing and building a career, even if you don't know how. Publication and workshop experience is optional.

  • Ready to work hard. Every week you'll read 2-3 manuscripts, give 1,000+ words of feedback to each, read another ~50 assigned pages, and attend 4 hours of class. Busy’s fun.

  • NYC-based. This is an in-person class in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. (We're holding off on remote options for now.)

The next session starts Jan 2020, and the twice-weekly meetings are Wednesdays at 7 - 9 PM and Saturdays at 2 - 4 PM, from Jan 8 - Feb 29. Some classes may be rescheduled around holidays, illness, emergencies, weather, student availability, or prior commitments.

If you get admitted and accept, you pay a $200 deposit up front; the full amount is due by the first day of class. Financial aid applicants will first provide general financial info, then receive aid based on need. Application questions must be answered truthfully, or else you might get ejected with no refund. Any questions, check our FAQ or use the contact form.

~Sign up for January 2020~