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Join Christopher Dewan for 30 Stories in 30 Days at The Eckleburg Workshops

Christopher DeWan is author of the book, Work and Other Essays, and has published over three dozen stories in journals including A cappella Zoo, Bartleby Snopes, The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, DOGZPLOT, Jersey Devil Press, JMWW, Juked, Necessary Fiction, and wigleaf. His fiction has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. As a screenwriter, he has been recognized by CineStory, the Creative World Awards, Final Draft, the PAGE Awards, Screencraft, and Slamdance. He works as a strategist and storyteller for new media, collaborating on videogames, web series, and other second-screen and transmedia properties for Bad Robot, Paramount, Universal, the Walt Disney Company and others. In 2013, he was a featured copywriter on AMC’s The Pitch. He has an MFA in critical studies and theater from the California Institute of the Arts and an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Cornell University. He has been a consultant for the literary magazine Electric Literature, a contributor at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a guest artist at the Music Center of Los Angeles, a member of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, and an instructor at the California State Summer School for the Arts, teaching fiction and screenwriting.

Cute unicorn in fairy tale cave

FREE WORKSHOP: Universal Manuscript Format and How To Push Your Manuscript to the Editor’s Desk

Scenario: An editor opens her submissions queue and finds she’s received 600 unsolicited submissions this week. She looks at the middle school poster on her wall, it is of a unicorn with a pink main and tail and golden horn. She’s named the unicorn Unsolicited Submitter. She sighs then assigns the submissions to her readers. There are three of them. They are entry level staff volunteers whose jobs are to weed out the obvious declines and promote the maybes….