Sofia Writing Challenge

Short Story Class

with UK writer Tom Phillips

write & grow side by side with the best aspiring writers in English in Sofia

Take Your Writing

to a New Level


Meet other passionate writers, learn from a professional UK writer and tutor and grow as a writer!

This class will give you both transferable, practical writing skills you could apply anywhere, like in your job, and genre-specific skills that will take your short stories to a new level.

The class, with 12 students, will take place at CasaLibriColibri Publishers' beautiful house in downtown Sofia!




The Short Story Class has 10 different sessions:


  • 7 theory & practice sessions at Casa Libri, 7-9 pm, once a week

  • 1 creative writing workshop

  • 1 creative writing microadventure in Sofia or away

  • a Grand Finale event with Q&A

You'll also get exclusive access to:

  • All sessions online on our website

  • Our creative writing forum

We'll cover topics like:

  • Creative writing fundamentals

  • Narrative structure

  • Building a world

  • Building characters

  • Finding the right viewpoint

  • Scenes, conflict & dialogue

  • Setting & location

  • Revising your work

  • Life as a writer


How to Apply

We seek to work with the most motivated and talented writers out there.

That's why you need to apply to join the Short Story Class.

Email us your best short story, existing or newly written, of up to 3000 words to, with your names and phone number.


Deadlines &

Key Dates

The class will start by the end of March and finish by 21 May

There are 3 application deadlines & a special students fee

  • Super Early Bird

    • Deadline: 6 March

    • Fee: 439 lv

    • Slots: 3

  • Early Bird

    • Deadline: 13 March

    • Fee: 459 lv

    • Slots: 3

  • Final Deadline

    • Deadline: 22 March

    • Fee: 499 lv

    • Slots: 6

  • Students Fee

    • Deadline: any

    • Fee: 439 lv

    • Slots: any number


Graduate With a

Grand Finale

The Short Story Class will finish with a Grand Finale event in May to celebrate your progress and masterpieces.

We'll give 3 awards:

Best Short Story Award

Readers' Award

Writers' Award

Everyone in the course will also receive perks from us and our partners.

What Our

Students Say

Miloslava Abadzhieva, Short Story Course

I knew from day one that this was a course worth investing my time and money. The information was very helpful and well-structured, the tutor was very competent, the fellow writers were smart and competitive in a good way and this created an environment that made me want to grow. Thanks, guys!


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