Proposal Deadline

We recruit qualified faculty to teach for 49 Writers. If you are a published writer with teaching experience and a passion for your craft, we want to hear from you! If you have expertise pertaining to other aspects of writing and the writing life, let’s talk.

To read more about the types of instruction we offer, visit About Our Classes

Proposing a Course

First, review our Instructor’s Guidelines: Download PDF
Next, complete and submit a Course Proposal Form (below) for each proposed course.

Spring season (January—early May)
Fall season (mid September—December)
Course proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis. Contact us with any questions.

Course Proposal Form

Full Name:
Mailing Address:
E-mail Address:

Are you a current member of 49 Writers?
Have you taught for 49 Writers before?

Title of proposed course:
Total number of hours for proposed course:

While we remain flexible, our course offerings typically fit into one of three categories: 1) Elements courses (6-8 hours); 2) Genre-based workshops (12-15 hours); and 3) Special topics (single session of 2-3 hours). Our students prefer evenings and weekends and courses that last less than six weeks.

Elements courses include cross-genre topics like character, voice, narrative structure, point of view, description, beginnings, revision, and narrative time. Workshops are by genre, alternating between fundamentals classes for emerging writers and workshops exploring advanced techniques. In workshops, students draft and revise within their genres. While we hope all our courses are engaging and fun, our special topics courses, with an exploratory bent, are intended to be especially so. We strive to balance course offerings each term with regard to length, type, and genre.

Type of Course:

Preferred number of class meetings:

Preferred day(s) to teach:

Description of Proposed Course:
( 150 words or less; see our website or Instructor Guidelines for samples. )

Genre(s): AllFictionNon-fictionPoetryOther

Is this course appropriate for high school students as well as adults?

Experience level:

Instructor Bio:
( 150 words or less; see website or Instructor Guidelines for details. Omit this field if your bio is already on file with us. )

Term you'd like to teach this course:

Location for Proposed Course:

Equipment Needed:

I'd like to donate my instructor fee back to 49 Writers to support ongoing programs for writers:

Any other information about your proposed course and your availability to teach it: