Today we unveil the next five stories that were selected from our Workshop in March and sent to Chuck. Wait... sent to Chuck? You mean best selling author Chuck Palahniuk actually reads original stories by his fans? Why, yes! Where the hell have you been? Okay, maybe you need a recap.
For 2009, Chuck Palahniuk has decided he wants to take our Writers' Workshop up a notch. In previous years, Chuck provided monthly craft essays to help writers improve their work with trusted methods and tools he applied to his own writing. This year, Chuck wants us to select five stories every month and email them to him. He will then read and critique the stories, providing feedback on what works and what doesn't work. Then, at the end of the year, Chuck will be selecting the best stories from the year and will work to have them published in an anthology that he's paying for. He's even going to write the foreword for it!
Due to this announcement in January, activity on our Writers' Workshop has blown up. We now receive over 100 stories a month from talented up and coming writers. Everything from shorts, to novel excerpts to even poetry and screenplays. (*Note: Chuck only accepts fiction for the Anthology).