All FAQs

What we mean by “Self-Guided”

The self-guided course differs from our other online courses in significant ways. There are no due dates, no cap on enrollment, and no instructor feedback will be provided. However, you can post questions for your peers and give and receive feedback on writing posted in the classroom. 

*Be advised that after the course ends, it will close.

Discussions & Feedback in the Community

To understand the expectations and responsibilities of participants, see our Community Standards.

We want to encourage the formation of a supportive, inclusive, and respectful community of writers. When interacting with your peers, please consider that some may have limited experience with English, online education, and/or creative writing. We’ve included a best practices guide for peer review in the course.

You may enroll in the course at any point until the last week of class. After you sign up, you will receive any and all prompts, lectures, and readings from previous weeks. There is no early registration price. 

*After the Course Closes
You will receive a ZIP file containing all of the work you developed during the course. You’ll also continue to be a member of our Creative Nonfiction Writing Classes Community Page. With this membership, you will be able to share writings and calls for submissions, recommend books, and stay connected with other writers. You can decide how frequently you want to receive notifications by changing the settings in your Wet Ink profile.

Refund and Cancellation Policies
After 5 pm EST, the second day of class, no refunds or credit transfers can be issued.

Descriptions of our current Self-Guided courses can be found here.

Questions? Email the director of education, Sharla Yates, at Yates[at]Creativenonfiction[dot]org

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