Writing Workshop

Sign-up for the Writing Workshop is now closed!

We hope you’ll still enjoy a fun weekend with us, though!

For questions about convention registration, please contact Registration.
For questions about the workshop, please contact Skyler, the workshop coordinator
For any other questions about Narrativity, send ’em here!

The following information is for folks who are already signed up for the workshop. If you missed it this year but want to be sure to get in on future years, contact us to make sure you’re on our mailing list!

Before we dive into three glorious Narrativity days of talking theory and craft, let’s get practical! Join us Friday, May 27, for a day-long workshop focused on what you write, how you’ve written it, what we can do to help you write it better, and what you can do to help some of us do the same.

Workshop participants will submit up to 10 pages* for critique by one of our workshop leaders and up to four of your fellow writers. Critiques will happen in small groups and be bookended by two workshop-wide discussions. You’ll get coffee first thing, lunch in the middle, an hour dedicated to your writing and (almost certainly) a few new comrade-in-arms friendships.

Workshop leaders will be Skyler Gray, Steven Brust, Emma Bull, Will Shetterly, and Chris Wozney.

Submission Guidelines

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 1, 2022. 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 30-40 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.