Creative Writing Workshops and Courses

Publication in New and Upcoming Writing is subject to selection criteria. Only writers and poets selected by us in Advanced workshops are published.

The Bombay Review Creative Writing Courses and Workshops are a series of specializations that you can take to become a great storyteller.

You will participate in mini MFA-modeled workshops/courses and master the techniques of good writers and poets.

Come to us with an idea, a love for reading and writing, and watch it grow to a beautiful piece of work, illustrated and published in one of the leading magazines of New York and Mumbai.

With our personalized mentorship, instruction, discussion, support, and feedback, you will open the doors to the world of literature; your literature, your writing.

The program is open to student writers interested in all forms, genres and themes of creative writing. You will receive practical guidance and instruction for your writing — so you won’t feel confused or overwhelmed, and you’ll know exactly what to do next, one word at a time.

The courses will walk you through critical aspects of storytelling, writing, and presentation. As you sit with us (or stand) while you write and hone an entire piece from beginning to end, you’ll leave us with your first published piece in a magazine, or is it the seventeenth?

Below are some of the covers of the magazine issues where your work is published – New and Upcoming Writing Editions.

Why should you learn from us?
Why should you be published in The Bombay Review?

Here is a look at what people involved with, mentored by, and published by us are doing:

Featured in

Won or been shortlisted for:

Pulitzer Award, the International Booker Prize, Pen/Open Book Award, Man Asian Literary Prize, Pen/Hemingway Award, Toto Award, National Book Award, Betty Trask Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize, among others.

Been published by:

Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette, Macmillan Publishers, Simon & Schuster, , Sahitya Academy, Rupa Publishing House, Aleph Book Review, Katha, Faber and Faber, W. W. Norton and Company, Zubaan, Sahitya Academy, Picador.

Teach or have studied in:

University of Oxford, Harvard University, Cambridge University, Stanford University, Durham University, New York University, University of Toronto, Texas State University, University of Victoria, Kingston University, University of Mumbai, University of Cape Town, Louisiana Tech University, University of Melbourne, Arizona State University, The New School, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, University of Bath, Allen University, Rutgers University, University of East Anglia, University of Delhi, Emory University, The University of Edinburgh, Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Iowa, Brooklyn College, Queensland University, among many, many more!


Note: If your work is featured in the New Writing section after the Workshop/Course; a disclaimer might be put in the beginning/end of the story in some cases when there is disagreement over the piece between editors and writers (primarily objective). Participation in these initiatives confirms your acknowledgement and acceptance of the same. 

“This story is part of The Bombay Review Creative Writing Workshop. Changes and edits to the plot and theme of the story, suggested by The Bombay Review instructors were not accepted by the author. Feature of this piece on the TBR website is in line with our initiative to encourage new writers, and is not a part of the regular issues or publications of the magazine.”

The above disclaimer might vary from author to author.