MisCon 28 Writers' Workshop

Writers' Workshop

Join us at this year's MisCon Writers' Workshop! Send us a piece of your writing, following our guidelines, and we will forward it to a group of professional fantasy and science fiction writers. Then come to MisCon 28 and have your stuff critiqued. It's an excellent opportunity to have your work read and analyzed by pros who know how the business works (as well as how to put words together).

Your manuscript can be a short story, the beginning of a novel, or an unfinished story fragment, as long as it fits the 4,000 word limit. If you follow our submission guidelines, this means 16 pages or less. Please follow our guidelines closely, as this is great practice for submitting to agents and editors.

Note: participation may be limited this year due to high demand, so the MisCon 28 workshop will likely be a first-come-first-served sort of event.

Writing comes in many forms, but the MisCon writer's workshop really requires English.

Manuscript submissions must be received on or before April 18, 2014.

What to do:

  1. Prepare a manuscript of no more than 4,000 words according to our guidelines. Include your cover letter and synopsis before your manuscript in the same file, but do not count them toward your word count.
  2. Save it as a .doc and email it to writers@miscon.org. Make sure to include your contact information and anything else you think we need to know about you. (If you cannot save as a Microsoft Word .doc file, a .txt file will be accepted.)
  3. It's also a good idea to pre-register for MisCon at this time to make sure you get to attend (in case we reach maximum attendance and close registration).
  4. Attend MisCon and participate in the Writers' Workshop on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

Additional Writers' Workshop Events:

From 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Friday, May 23, the first day of MisCon, we will have an Orientation/Writers' Workshop Meet and Greet. This optional event is open to anyone interested in writing or the workshop, and will outline how the process works, as well as introduce MisCon's aspiring writers to each other and the critiquing authors.

On Sunday, May 25, the day after the Workshop, we will have a 1-hour wrap-up panel without the critiquing authors. During this time, participating writers can critique each others' work and discuss the comments made by the professionals.

I also recommend pre-registering for both MisCon and (the workshop) some time before the convention. That way, you'll avoid the long registration line, and you'll know you're signed up for the workshop.

If you have any questions, or just want to chat, feel free to .

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