“English 398: Fiction Workshop” was originally published in the July/August 2018 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. The full title is “English 398: Fiction Workshop—Notes from Class & A Partial Draft By Brittany Wallace, Plus Feedback, Conference & More”—which gives some clue to both the story’s content and its structure.
It won the Edgar Award and the Macavity Award and has also been a finalist for the Agatha and Anthony Awards for Best Short Story.
Please use the arrows and controls at the bottom of the embedded PDF to navigate through the story. You can also download the file to print and read offline. Presented with permission of the publisher.
Another option: Listen to a recording of the story as part of EQMM‘s podcast series—featuring cameos and a co-starring role from people in the English Department at George Mason University.