Writing Workshop

Sign-ups for the 2024 Writing Workshop are coming soon. In the meantime, the information below is from last year, but it’ll give you some idea of what to expect.

If you’re already signed up for the workshop and are looking for info about submitting your work, group assignments, or anything else to do with the workshop, please scroll down or contact Skyler & Erin.

If you missed it this time but want to hear about next year’s workshop, make sure you’re on our mailing list. How, you ask? Just let us know!

For questions about convention registration, please contact Registration.

Submission Guidelines

Please send your workshop submission to the “workshop” address in the confirmation email you got when you signed up.

We take screenplays and short or long fiction excerpts. Please no poetry or non-fiction.

Genre: any (with the recognition that we’re mostly sci-fi/fantasy writers)

*Format: 10 double-spaced pages with 1.5” margins in 12-point type + a cover sheet. (10 ¼ pages is okay if it gets you to a reasonable stopping point)

Cover sheet: Please include: the title and genre of the piece with your name and email address.

If your submission is not a complete short story, please let us know whether it’s the beginning of a short story or novel. If it’s not the beginning, please give us no more than 200 words of context.

Deadline for manuscript submission is May 27, 2023. Early is fine. Late is not. If you’re not finished, send what you’ve got. It doesn’t have to be 10 pages and it doesn’t have to be perfect. It *does* have to be on time because we want to get the 30-50 pages you’ll be critiquing to you with enough time for you to do them justice. Please do them justice. We’re not going to require a full printed page of critique for each piece you read, but giving good critique is good manners and a great education.

Got questions? Just ask Skyler Gray, our workshop coordinator, whatever you need to know.