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ReConStruction Writing Workshop Notice

Please pass the word along...ReConStruction is only a few weeks away now.

There will be a writing workshop at the NASFiC in Raleigh, known as ReConStruction. There will be two, actually. Allen Wold will run a workshop where participants will do some on-the-spot writing. Friends of mine (who aren't writers) have enjoyed that workshop at CapClave.

Meanwhile, I have organized a workshop like the one held in Montreal at Worldcon last summer. The sections are scheduled to critique three manuscripts submitted in advance. There will be two professional writers in each section. Each participant will also critique the other two manuscripts and receive feedback from four people on their own work in the space of two hours. It's an intimate setting, a private session that's not open to the public, five writers in a room talking about writing.

Submissions must be 8,000 words or less. They should have some sort of speculative element to the story, in science fiction, fantasy, or horror. They can be YA, middle grade, adult. Submissions can be a short story or an excerpt from something longer, such as a novel. Excerpts should be accompanied by outlines or a synopsis and the total should be 8k or less.

If you're interested, the email address link is here: http://www.reconstructionsf.org/?page_id=421. You can also put a comment on this post or send a message via livejournal to birdhousefrog. The slots are first come, first served, so don't delay. You can only reserve your spot when you actually send in your submission. We won't be charging an administrative fee for this workshop and the manuscripts will be distributed electronically for critiquing.

The following professional writers have agreed to be critiquers:
Jack McDevitt
Mark Van Name
Steve Miller
Mary Robinette Kowal
Lawrence Schoen
Matthew Rotundo
Tom Doyle
Carl Frederick

Please repost, link, etc.

You don't have to have a livejournal account to post here, but anonymous comments are screened. Be sure to include an email address if you request a slot through an anonymous comment. An email from me with a confirmation is your initial reservation.


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Jul. 11th, 2010 01:50 pm (UTC)
Oh sure, you'll type out Mary's middle name, but I can't even get my middle initial? Foul!
Jul. 11th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
It's not personal, I didn't put Mark's or Matt's either.

Dear gentle readers: Lawrence and I are friends and make this sort of comment to each other on a regular basis. As a critiquer, he is the consummate professional.

Jul. 11th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
Once again Oz has demonstrated her prowess at fiction. This is a fancy/professional way of saying she's lying through her teeth.

Friends? Do friends drop off middle initials? Huh? Do they? I don't think so, sweetheart! Real friends deface websites belonging to people with similar names, hacking them to display their friends' names. Yeah, yeah!

Ahem. Right. Consummate professional. What she said.
Jul. 11th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
One Reason Why I Always Use My Middle Initial...
Jul. 11th, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC)
Reblogged! - Danielle
Jul. 11th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you kindly!
Jul. 12th, 2010 05:04 am (UTC)
Running off to re-post now...

Was also wondering if anyone might have any interest in some kind of Anticiworkshop reunion party at Reno...?
Jul. 17th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely interested in attending. I'll send a note as soon as I get my submission together.

Also reposted.
Jul. 17th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
I would love to have you in the workshop! I only have a couple of slots left and I need the submissions by tomorrow to sort them and send them out. Can you send me a submission by then?

Jul. 17th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, ma'am. I will get my submission together tonight. This will be fun!
Jul. 17th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
I'll get my entry together and send it to you tonight. :)

This should be fun! I hadn't realized you would be there until a friend of mine sent me a link to your LJ. And then it was like OH! I know her. :)
Jul. 18th, 2010 06:38 am (UTC)

I sent my registration for the advanced writers' workshop in. Let me know if you don't get it.

Jul. 17th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
And I didn't know you were going to ReConStruction!
Jul. 17th, 2010 04:24 pm (UTC)
I live near Raleigh so it is within driving distance. :)
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