Attention beginning writers who would like a sample of their writing critiqued by professional authors in a Clarion-style workshop at VCON 37, applications are now being accepted by the Workshop Coordinator R. Graeme Cameron.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
■WHO: Anyone who is a paid up member of VCON.
■WHAT: Submit a short science fiction or fantasy story 5,000 words or less in length, or the first 5,000 words of the opening chapter of a science fiction or fantasy novel. Work must not have been professionally published. NO fan-fiction. Original fiction only (i.e. original characters, original background culture, etc.)
■WHEN: Submit by September 1st, 2012 (earlier if at all possible). Prefer ASAP. But first contact R. Graeme Cameron, the workshop administrator, at email@example.com
, to find out if there's still room for you in the workshop.
■HOW: Send as a Microsoft Word document attachment via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
■COST: Nothing. Participants are expected to print out their own paper copies. (Professionals will receive paper copies from moderator if required.)
Number of Participants:3-4 professional writers & 3-4 participants per session.Professional Writers Attending:Last year featured Linda Demeulemeester, Dave Duncan, Donna Farley, Eileen Kernaghan, Donna McMahon, Rhea Rose, Marcie Tentchoff, Lynda Williams, & Casey J. Wolf. It is anticipated many will return this year. A full slate is expected.
Workshop Style:Clarion style. Your work will first be critiqued by the other participants, then by the professional writers. Time limits apply. You will not be permitted to comment until after you have been critiqued.
Manuscript Requirements:Must be double-spaced, preferably Times Roman, point size 12.
Workshop Schedule: Three workshops are planned, one each day of the conventions, three hours each session. (Note that one or more workshops might be cancelled if not enough submissions are received.)
Last year's (VCON 36) schedule looked like the info below. It is anticipated that this year (VCON 37) will be identical:
Friday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Saturday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Sunday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Participants will be assigned a particular workshop in an effort to achieve a balance (of type & theme) of submissions. Please let the moderator know which workshops you can or cannot attend (we need at least 3 participants for each day). Accepted participants will receive an information package on procedure plus e-copies of other submissions.
You can contact me at email@example.com
(I'm also the archivist for VCON)
and/or comment in this forum.