July 11th, 2010


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.