Our science fiction and fantasy writing course program
Write an outstanding science fiction or fantasy book with our specialist SFF team for adult, middle-grade, and young adult speculative fiction and we’ll help you find a literary agent too.
How do you bring a sense of true wonder to your story? How does your fantasy novel become a bestseller loved by writers of all ages? Where do you start if you want to write an epic fantasy or a fantasy series? How much should remain familiar and how much should be magical or speculative for a transporting but ‘feels real’ reading experience?
If you’re beginning to write in the fantasy, science fiction or speculative genres (SFF) or you have novel in progress, our expert SFF department will help you structure and write your story in manageable chunks to spare you from feeling overwhelmed.
As Stephen King put it, books are portable magic. Starting with The Classic Course, the first phase of our 3-step program, we’ll show you how to master world-building in fiction. Discover the secrets of world-building used by classic and bestselling authors J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Philip Pullman, as well as the contemporary fantasy and science fiction novels shaking the industry.
Your year with us begins with our famous Classic Course to give you a foundation in world-building to develop your plot. You’ll write your story with coaching from our team of expert enthusiasts who will be delighted to work with you on all things speculative – whether that’s horror or cyberpunk, magical realism or gothic, classic dystopia or epic fantasy; we love it all. We’ll bring magic to your science and science to your magic.
Learn with the winner of The World Fantasy Awards 2023
The SFF department
Get coaching and feedback from global bestselling and award-winning SFF authors and the SFF editorial team.
Your course begins with the ultimate world-building learning experience.
A dedicated online SFF writing community with weekly classes and special SFF workshops.
Self-paced courses and 1-2-1 coaching with instalment payment plans.
‘I have been writing with The Novelry for the last year, and the difference in my craft is astounding! I’ve loved all I’ve learned as well as the fantastic community. I cannot recommend them highly enough – plus they have an absolute DREAM TEAM of SFF coaches.’
Dr Mona Tewari, now represented by Jennifer Azantian Literary Agency
Our Fantasy and Science Fiction Team
Tasha Suri is the winner of The World Fantasy Awards 2023 best fantasy novel. She is the award-winning author of The Books of Ambha duology (Empire of Sand and Realm of Ash) and the epic fantasy The Jasmine Throne. Empire of Sand was rated by TIME magazine as one of the best fantasy novels of all time.
Andrea Stewart is the Sunday Times bestselling, award-winning author of The Drowning Empire trilogy (The Bone Shard Daughter, The Bone Shard Emperor, and The Bone Shard War) and a finalist for numerous awards, including the Goodreads Choice Award and The British Fantasy Award.
El, or L.R. Lam, is the Sunday Times bestselling, award-winning author of nine novels, with three more under contract. Their books include the epic fantasy romance Dragonfall, the beginning of the Dragon Scales trilogy, cyberpunk near-future thrillers, space opera novels and a near-future thriller.
Senior Editor and Head of SFF Department.
Before joining The Novelry, Craig Leyenaar was a Commissioning Editor at the famous Titan Books, a publisher specialising in science fiction, fantasy, horror, crime and thrillers, and home to authors including Stephen King, V.E. Schwab, James Lovegrove and Mikey Spillane.
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