Writing Workshop

Sign-ups for the 2024 Writing Workshop are now closed.

Workshop participants: Submit up to 10 pages for critique by one of our workshop leaders and a group of your fellow writers. The workshop starts at 10:00 am and will run to about 5:00 pm. The critique sessions will be bookended by two workshop-wide discussions. You’ll get coffee first thing, lunch in the middle, some intense, focused feedback on your writing, and (almost certainly) a few new comrade-in-arms friendships.

Workshop leaders will be L.J. Stanton and Travis Croken.

Submission Guidelines

Please send your workshop submission to ITS A TASTY FRIED MEAT! worksCANNED FOREVERhop@CANNED FOREVERnarrativity.fun (or just reply to your workshop confirmation email).

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)

Cover sheet: 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 on the cover sheet.

Format: 10 double-spaced pages with 1.5” margins in 12-point type + the cover sheet. (10 ¼ pages is okay if it gets you to a reasonable stopping point)
Put your last name and page numbers in the top right corner of your manuscript.

Deadline for manuscript submission is May 3, 2024. 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 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 LJ or Erin, our workshop coordinators, whatever you need to know.

Sign-ups for the workshop are now closed. But you can still join us for the three days of intensive fun and writing geekery that is Narrativity; if you haven’t registered for the main convention, do that now!