The Inlandia Institute offers creative writing workshops for children, teens and adults in various locations throughout the Inland Empire. Workshops are now free! However, a suggested donation of $25 per session is recommended in order to support the workshops program and registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We have held workshops in locations serving most of the Inland Empire: San Bernardino, Corona, Idyllwild, Ontario, Palm Springs, & Riverside. For current dates, times, and locations, please email Inlandia@InlandiaInstitute.org or go back to the front page and view the events calendar. Select the “Creative Writing Workshops” category for dates, times, and locations.
To register for a workshop, please click here.
About Inlandia’s Creative Writing Workshops Program
The goal of Inlandia’s Creative Writing Workshops Program is to support creative expression and encourage emerging writers who live, work or write about Inland Southern California.
How a Writing Workshop Works
Writers participate in workshops for a number of reasons, some practical and some esoteric. We want honest but constructive criticism of our work by intelligent readers and listeners, we crave the fellowship of like-minded artists, we need an occasional push toward completing a piece of writing, we seek stimulus to stir our imaginations and we require reassurance that our hard work is not in vain. We also hope that the workshop leader will lead us to appropriate markets for our work. Inlandia workshops provide some or all of the above to their various participants.
Celebrating the Work of Workshop Participants
The Inlandia Institute annually produces a Creative Writing Showcase of the creative work generated out the workshops and publishes the works of the participants in an anthology. Participation in either or both is optional. We hope you will want to take advantages of these opportunities to promote and celebrate your work.
Writing from Inlandia is the annual publication celebrating the participants of Inlandia’s Creative Writing Workshops. Workshop participants are diverse in age, gender, culture, and writing experience. Any registered participant is invited to submit work produced in the workshops for the annual anthology.
Workshop participants are afforded the possibility of having work they created during the workshop included in Writing From Inlandia, the annual anthology of work generated by the Inlandia Creative Writing Workshops participants, released each year.
If you are a current workshop participant and would like to submit work for the annual anthology, please read carefully.
By submitting your work you are agreeing to the following:
The Fine Print
Only unpublished works created in an Inlandia Creative Writing Workshop during the course of the year under publication will be accepted. For our purposes, any work, including work on blogs that is accessible by a search engine on the web, is considered published. The workshop year runs from September to August. Registered participants in the Inlandia Creative Writing Workshops for the current workshop year are invited to submit their original work.
Submitted work should have received feedback from the workshop leader and other participants in the workshop, as well as been revised for excellence.
Participants may submit 1 to 5 poems (any style, any length), and/or 2 pieces of creative nonfiction (essay, memoir) and/or 2 pieces of fiction (short story, novel excerpt, flash fiction), not to exceed 10 pages total of combined submitted material.
Simultaneous submissions are fine but please notify the Inlandia Institute promptly if work is accepted elsewhere.
Space may be limited and editors may not be able to include all works submitted by each participant. Every effort will be made to include at least one eligible piece from each submitting participant.
Works must be in final copy-edited form and in 12 point Times New Roman font. Poetry should be single-spaced and prose double-spaced with 1-inch margins.
As a contributor, you will be entitled to one complimentary copy of the anthology, with others available for purchase at the regular retail price, currently $15.
All submissions must be received no later than two months prior to the publication date for that year. Writers will be given an opportunity for final review of an electronic draft of their work prior to printing. The deadline for their final corrections will be tight and must be strictly adhered to.
Decisions of the committee are final. If you have any questions, please contact the Inlandia Institute at (951) 790 2458.
By submitting your work you are giving your consent to publication. Inlandia acquires one-time non-exclusive North American Serial Rights and the right to use excerpts of your work for the Institute’s promotional purposes and in funding proposals and reports. By your submission, you are also agreeing to have your work, if nominated, published in the Inlandia Institute’s online literary journal, Inlandia: A Literary Journey, as a Creative Writing Workshops Feature. All rights revert to the author upon publication. Inlandia reserves the right to decline to publish works submitted, although every effort will be made to include at least one piece by each eligible registered workshop participant.
If you agree to all of the above terms, please proceed to the online submissions page.
Or, alternatively, if you wish to participate in the workshop but do not wish to have your work published by the Inlandia Institute, please copy and paste the following statement into an email, insert your name between the brackets, and send it to email@example.com.
I, [____________________________], waive the opportunity to have my work published in the Writing From Inlandia annual anthology and/or in the Inlandia Institute’s on-line literary journal, Inlandia: A Literary Journey, as well as any other potential form of publication offered by the Inlandia Institute.
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