Richard Peabody’s Novel Workshop: Summer 2010

Critique your complete novel, not just a few chapters, in a small group setting. Led by Gargoyle Magazine editor, Richard Peabody.

June 16-September 8
Arlington, VA (5 blocks from the VA Square Metro Station)
Tuition: $500 ($125 deposit—non-refundable after workshop acceptance) 
Email: Richard Peabody
Phone: (703) 525-9296 or (703) 380-4893

* Please email a chapter and synopsis (of a completed  novel) between 250-350 pages—one-sided, double spaced, 12pt. in Courier font. Every participant turns in 5 copies of his or her completed novel the first day of class. Participants must be able to commit to/attend every session. Eligible works include primarily serious literary fiction (both realism and experimental works), though the class has included YA, Science Fiction, Mystery, Horror, Thriller, and Romance.

Alumni from Peabody’s 23 years of university, Writer’s Center, and private classes with filmed screenplays, books in print (or forthcoming) include:

Mark Baechtel, Doreen Baingana, Toby Barlow, Maggie Bartley, Jodi Bloom, Sean Brijbasi, Peter Brown, Robert Cullen, Priscilla Cummings, Katharine Davis, Lucinda Ebersole, Cara Haycak, Dave Housley, Alma Katsu, Catherine Kimrey, Adam Kulakow, Nathan Leslie, Eric Lotke, Redge Mahaffey, Charlotte Manning, Meena Nayak, Matthew Olshan, William Orem, Mary Overton, Carolyn Parkhurst, Sally Pfoutz, Nani Power, Lisa Schamess, Brenda Seabrooke, Julia Slavin, and Yolanda Young.

Richard Peabody wears many literary hats. He is editor of Gargoyle Magazine (founded in 1976), has published a novella, two books of short stories, six books of poems, plus an e-book, and edited or co-edited eighteen anthologies including: Mondo Barbie, Mondo Elvis, Mondo Marilyn, Mondo James Dean, Coming to Terms: A Literary Response to Abortion, Conversations with Gore Vidal, A Different Beat: Writings by Women of the Beat Generation, Grace and Gravity: Fiction by Washington Area Women, Alice Redux: New Stories of Alice, Lewis, and WonderlandSex & Chocolate: Tasty Morsels for Mind and Body, Kiss the Sky: Fiction and Poetry Starring Jimi Hendrix and Gravity Dancers: Even More Fiction by Washington Area Women. Peabody teaches fiction writing for the Johns Hopkins Advanced Studies Program. He lives in Arlington, Virginia. You can find out more at and