Welcome to Apiary Lit's 30/30 Online Writing Workspace!


Here you'll find forums for sharing your 30/30 pieces as you go along, as well as promptsinspiration, and more. The (totally optional) Prompts are geared to be creatively applicable to flash prose (fiction or CNF) as well as poetry, and should you produce 30 pieces in 30 days (at whatever pace works for you) you'll be rewarded with a digital badge of completion, a feature on our blog wrap-up, and gloating rights you can use all year! It’s free to participate — simply send a contribution our way afterward if you found it useful, or “pay it forward” in the literary world.

The rules are simple: be respectful in your interaction, and generous and thoughtful in your critiques, and keep this space and what is shared here confidential. 

Other than that, have fun, invite your friends or make new ones, generate as much new work as you can, and enjoy the camaraderie, excitement, and exhaustion, of this poem-or-prose-a-day marathon!

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  • Step 1: register for a new account in the upper right corner, or to log-in.
  • Step 2: click the 30/30 course listing box below to visit and "enroll" in the course! Then introduce yourself in the Discussion Forum!
  • Step 3: keep coming back and posting your 30/30 progress, snag a prompt, share an exercise or inspiration with a new friend, read each others' work, and GRIND
  • Step 4: drag thyself across that finish line, because...

Notes:
- Please fill out your profile with a photo or avatar to help forge connections
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- Subscribe to any threads you do want to receive emails about. :) (Our site robots might take ~30 minutes to send notification emails.)
- Bookmark http://3030.apiarylit.org to easily return.


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We may be featuring excerpts from our marathoners throughout the month on our blog -- if you would like your posted poem to be available for a feature, please put an asterisk in front of the post/piece title (ex: "*1/30: Love Song For The Alpacas Of Solomon Lane"). We'll select a few lines to excerpt from the piece, or you can indicate your preferred excerpt at the end of your post!

    Available courses

    A (free!) workspace and series of forums for sharing 30/30 poem-or-prose-a-day progress, finding daily prompts and inspiration, and more!

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    A workshop space / course on generative revision techniques & intertextualities.


    In this 6-week lesson plan we'll look at techniques for revision, and we'll also examine revision as a generative tool -- what new work, or new inquiries, can come forth when we look back at the work before us, or even the notes from our notebooks? What new ideas can spark from combining and re-approaching the text (or non-text!) on and off the page? 

    This workshop will be open to writers of all levels, genres, and mediums (including photo-essay & hybrid work, visual/conceptual/digital) who are interested in revision and re-visioning, in generating new work and refining existing pieces, and in discovering and developing sustainable writing practices.

    The workshop will emphasize a shared vocabulary and process centered on the communication of narrative which can be applied across genres and mediums.
    (Some additional genre-specific material will be provided where possible, but for example, given a more broad exercise or concept of "juxtaposition," fiction-primary participants might also find a way to turn that into a fiction-writing character development application, or whatever their current project calls for.)