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Latest Project

Join Philip Athans for two online courses from Writer's Digest University: Pulp Fiction is a four-week course where we'll each write a 6000-word short story in any pulp fiction genre: mystery/crime, science fiction, fantasy, romance, western, and more. Open to any writers looking to add a little excitement to their fiction! And the popular Worldbuilding for Fantasy and Science Fiction in which we get into some advanced tools to help bring your SF or fantasy worlds to life.

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Editorial Services

Now accepting projects from indie authors and small presses. Finished that book but need a fresh set of eyes? Ready to self-publish but need a copy edit? Athans & Associates can help you put your best foot forward whether you’re just putting out that one passion project or launching a new small press. Find out what a veteran editor can bring to your work, your career, and your peace of mind.

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NaNoWriMo Reviews

Send me your NaNoWriMo manuscript for a complete review. For only $500 I’ll help you focus on what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong across the board: characters, plot, action, description, atmosphere, grammar, and will offer advice on where and how to expand your 50,000 word manuscript into a full-length novel. Click here for more information!

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Worldbuilding in SF & Fantasy

The popular online worldbuilding course is back by popular demand with a new course registering now!


"(Philip Athans) quickly got me up to speed on a complicated property about which I had previously known nothing. The popularity of the end result is at least as much to Phil's credit as my own. Throughout my experience with him, Phil's ability to see the bigger picture, see where my work could fit in, and see how best to improve and promote the brand never faltered."

—Mike Resnick, the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short science fiction

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