Monsterclass Schedule Announced for April 28-30th

April 21, 2022

The Monsterclass schedule for 2022 has been announced, and the sessions and authors involved are all awesome. Monsterclass is a digital mini-conference held by Weird Little Worlds Press each spring, featuring some of the best and brightest when it comes to horror and dark fiction writing. This year’s classes will feature authors like Gemma Files, Ai Jiang, John Langan, Steve Toase, Mercedes M. Yardley, S.P. Miskowski, Donyae Coles, Steve Rasnic Tem, Gabino Iglesias, Shane Hawk, Nadia Bulkin, and Sarah Read.

Registration for each mini-conference session is free. These high-quality, intimate sessions would normally have to be accessed through a paid conference. It’s one of the best features of the Weird Little Worlds Press Kickstarting process, according to CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Willow Becker.

“Monsterclass is one of my favorite parts of our fundraising process,” Willow says. “I just love getting together with all these incredible authors and talking shop. Not only is it good for the authors to get together and just hang out, it’s great for people who watch the sessions because these authors just have so much experience and knowledge to share.”

This year’s Monsterclass schedule is as follows:

Thursday, April 28th at 9pm-10pm ET (6pm-7pm PST)

Size Does Matter: Flash, Short Fiction, Novellas, and Novels and How We Do Them Different

  • Mercedes M. Yardley
  • Steve Rasnic Tem
  • Ai Jiang
  • Nadia Bulkin

Join Mercedes M. Yardley, Steve Rasnic Tem, Ai Jiang, and Nadia Bulkin as we discuss the different sizes of fiction and how to know where your story fits in. We’ll also talk about how to shorten or lengthen your fiction appropriately, how to know when and where to cut, and our favorite markets for each length of story on our list.



Friday, April 29th at 9pm-10pm ET (6pm-7pm PST)

Writing Real: Developing Inclusive, Deep, and Compelling Characters

  • John Langan
  • Shane Hawk
  • Sarah Read
  • Gabino Iglesias

Come and join master storytellers John Langan, Shane Hawk, Gabino Iglesias, and Sarah Read as we discuss the fine details of creating real, inclusive, and in-depth characters. We’ll take your questions as well, and chat about our favorite characters from well-loved classics.



Saturday, April 30th at 9pm-10pm ET (6pm-7pm PST)

The Stories that Shaped Us: 10 Pieces of Short Fiction You MUST Read Before You Die

  • Donyae Coles
  • S.P. Miskowski
  • Steve Toase
  • Gemma Files

Do you want to know what stories helped form some of the most brilliant minds in horror writing today? Chill with Gemma Files, S.P. Miskowski, Donyae Coles, and Steve Toase as we explore the fiction that shaped us and chat about where short fiction (especially horror) is headed.



For more information about Monsterclass or how to register, visit our Facebook page here.

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