Learn how to write short stories that sell


Get Module One of the Short Story Writing for Magazines course FREE
Places limited until 30 June 2020


Have you ever closed a magazine after reading a story and thought: I wish I could write like that? 

This course is aimed at you: someone who enjoys reading light fiction and who has always known they have stories inside them, just waiting to be written. 

During the course, you'll focus on different aspects of short story writing as you work through writing a full short story. You'll receive useful feedback from an award-winning short story writer on how to make your story publishable.

Writing is fun. Whether you write romance, murder, horror or sci-fi, the feeling of accomplishment when you type 'The End' is the best!



“I learnt so much from my course and Ginny was so helpful, insightful and supportive! Amazing! I have been lucky to learn from her. Great experience."

Eva Tadevosyan, Short Story Writing for Magazines Course graduate


In this free first module:


Find out ...

  • How to sell your story to a magazine
  • How much you can expect to earn from writing short stories
  • How to write for a specific market
  • How to study your market
  • How to get to know your readers
  • Writing Exercise: Write a warm-up short story of 1,500 words in response to a given prompt. Get written feedback on your story.

How it works ...

  • Sign up for your free module by completing the form below.
  • You will receive your module via email, and your tutor will write and welcome you.
  • Once you have worked through the module, write and submit your short story.
  • Your tutor will get back to you with feedback on your story within a week.
  • There is no obligation to continue with the full course. This is a once-off special offer.

Interested in going on to complete the full course?

  • Write eight short stories in the full course.
  • Get feedback from an award-winning writer on each story.
  • Comprehensive course notes covering every aspect of short story writing.
  • View the full course here >.

Contact us if you have any questions



About your tutor: Ginny Swart

Ginny Swart Short Story Tutor 150xGinny Swart has sold over 750 short stories to women's magazines all over the world. Her more serious work has appeared in literary publications in America, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand and on the Web. She is also the author of three romance novels (Ulverscroft Press UK), a book of short stories ( and a book for teenagers, Nosipho and the King of Bones (Macmillan Boleswa SA). In 2003, Ginny won the esteemed Real Writers' Prize in the UK, her winning entry selected from 4,000 entrants.



“I loved the course! I found it informative, fun and inspiring. My writing has benefited from it immensely. It taught me to love short stories and to realise the power of less is more. It taught me how to enjoy my writing and how to get my stories published. It has given me the confidence to continue writing and has developed my love for literary art. Ginny is an excellent tutor and writing mentor. I finally feel like a real writer! "

James Nevin, Short Story Writing for Magazines Course graduate


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