Calendar for Fall 2012

Writers Retreat in Changpyeong – September 29th-October 1st

Workshop – October 13th 

Poetry Write-in – October 14th

Workshop – October 27th

Poetry Workshop – October 28th

Workshop – November 10th

Poetry Write-in – November 11th

Workshop – November 24th

Poetry Workshop – November 25th

Anthology 2013 Launch Party – December 9th

Christmas Party – December 22nd (tentative)


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July Workshops

Our workshop schedule for July is:

July 14th – regular workshop, 1:30-5pm @ Cafe O’hana

July 28th – regular workshop, 1:30-5pm @ Cafe O’hana

July 29th – poetry&lyrics workshop, 1-5pm @ Cafe O’hana

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Call for Submissions: 2013

Call for Submissions: Up/Down, Lost/Found
Deadline: August 15th

Seoul Writers Workshop is accepting submission for the 5th annual anthology. The theme of Anthology 2013 is Up/Down, Lost/Found. These can be stories, essays, and poems about contrasts, the highs and the lows, discoveries and disappearances, or your own interpretation. Get writing and be a part of our landmark publication!

Submissions will be accepted from English-language writers who have lived in Korea for any length of time since 2010. Current residency in Seoul or membership in Seoul Writers Workshop are not necessary.

We are looking for short fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry pieces that interpret the theme Up/Down, Lost/Found. Submissions should be emailed to with the subject line “2013 Prose Submission” or “2013 Poetry Submission” by August 15th.Emails without that subject line may be missed and inadvertently not included in our consideration. Submissions must be attached as a Word .doc/.docx, .txt, .rtf, or .pdf file. Any submissions not in one of these formats will not be considered. PDF files should not be locked or protected. The attached file’s name should be the same as the piece’s title to help avoid confusion. Please indicate how you wish your name to appear if your piece is selected for inclusion.
Pieces should be original, unpublished work. Previously submitted works are acceptable. We strongly suggest that authors do not submit first drafts. Seoul Writers Workshop assumes first-publication rights to selected pieces, to include printing in Seoul, South Korea and in the print-on-demand edition via online retailers, and electronic format. All other rights, including subsequent publication, are retained by the submitting author.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please contact SWW via email immediately if a submission is accepted by another publication. Authors will be notified in late September if their pieces have been chosen for inclusion. Selected authors will receive two free copies of Anthology 2013 and may purchase additional copies at a discounted price.

Prose: Short story or creative non-fiction pieces of up to 5000 words will be considered. Authors may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration.

Poetry: Any number of pieces not exceeding 3000 words in total will be accepted. Please keep in mind that our printed page is trade paperback size; long lines may fit awkwardly.

Proceeds from Anthology 2013 will benefit the Korea Sexual Violence Relief Center or other charity partners that may be selected.

Seoul Writers Workshop holds critiquing workshops on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, and a poetry/lyrics workshop on the 4th Sunday of the month. Visit our Facebook page for details.

Please email if you have any questions.

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Upcoming Workshops

The next regular workshop is on Saturday, April 28th. You can find the details on Facebook or Ning.

And for the poets among us, the next Poetry & Lyrics Workshop is on Sunday, April 29th: Facebook, Ning.

If you miss the notifications, just remember that regular workshops are always on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, and Poetry & Lyrics is the 4th Sunday (usually).

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Call For Submissions 2010

Call for submissions: Every Second Sunday 2010
Short fiction and poetry

Seoul Writers Workshop is inviting submissions for the 2010 anthology, to be published October 2010.

Every Second Sunday is the annual English language anthology published by Seoul Writers Workshop; the first anthology was released in December 2008. While as a rule we do not have a ‘theme,’ authors must have lived in Korea at some point during the period October 2009 – October 2010.

Submissions are evaluated by an outside panel of writers and poets, and former Seoul Writers Workshop members no longer living in Korea. While membership in SWW is not mandatory for submissions, we suggest you join the group to receive updates on deadlines, publication and the launch party. You will also be kept up to date on workshops, write-ins and other events which SWW hold in and around Seoul on a regular basis.

If you want your submission to be workshopped by SWW at one of our regular Sunday workshops, please do so before submitting it to the anthology. Again, while this is not mandatory for submission, it may help you in your editing process to receive multiple points of view on your work. While the editorial committee may ask you to make some minor adjustments to your work, we will not allow changes or submissions of new drafts after the deadline.

Writers are welcome to submit multiple pieces into any category, however please be aware that space in the anthology is limited.

Deadlines: The final date for submissions is June 14th 2010.

Submissions Guidelines

Short Fiction
Maximum 7000 words.
Short fiction is defined as a short story or a portion of a longer work which can ‘stand alone.’ Submissions must be in English, however limited use of Korean or any another language is acceptable for artistic purposes. No previously published material; simultaneous submissions accepted.

No maximum line limit
Poetry is defined as any variation of traditional, modern or prose poetry
Submissions must be in English, however limited use of Korean or any another language is acceptable for artistic purposes.

Cover Art/Design
If you are interested in submitting cover art for consideration please contact Chris Sanders for information.

Please email all submissions to  Attach the work as a Word document, text file, or PDF.  Include your name as you want it to appear in print, the title of the piece, location, and whether you have, or intend to, submit the work to another publication before June 14th.   Submissions not meeting these requirements may not be considered.

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The Table of Contents

Grey I by Jeeyoon Ahn
Donghae-si by Jerry Alexander
A 3 o’clock existence by Christina Bavone
Hoyt’s Anger Relief Ranch by Michael Chandler
Paper Dream by Joel Cosme, Jr.
Confessions in Chaos (honlan 혼란) by Malia Douglas
Little Saint from D2 at 3PM by Vanessa Falco
general electric moments by Bryan Fox
Those Childish Things byJohn Grimmett
Four-letter Words by Danielle Harms
Bent Safe and Clean byJoel Killin
Inwangsan by Jeremy Loveday
Day at the Races by Mark Lyon
Fall by Esperanza Maggay
Miscalculation by Loreta M. Medina
Chingo Chingu by Jorge Miramontes
Nayuk by Eleanor Murchie
Autumn Approaches and the Mechanics of Yangcheon-gu by Dream of Breasts
Walking Home Through Mokdong by James Parr
Superman by Achilles Lakes
When I Die by Elena Sanchez
Esther’s Shadow by Chris Sanders
5 Short Poems by Kelly Shepherd
The Promotion by Tracey Stark
A Warning to All Women / A Warning to All Men by Henry Swanson
Odysseus is Dead by MJ Them
Afraid to have no Seoul by Hahna Yoon

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Map to the Party


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