The deadline for submissions for the ArmadilloCon Writers' Workshop is a month away. High time to plug it again.
The ArmadilloCon Writers' Workshop has become a major event for aspiring
SF/F writers. It meets on Friday morning before the convention and runs
for seven hours when the convention starts. Workshop curriculum is
designed for beginning and intermediate students. Workshop participants
are given the opportunity to have their work critiqued by major pro
editors and/or writers. The workshop will cover craft, markets, the dos
and don'ts of preparing your work for professional publication, and
more. Discussions range from the basics of grammar and style to plot,
theme, character, and setting. Within the breakout session, students
receive an in-depth critique of their work from both instructors and
peers. This roundtable style critique session is invaluable for learning
what works, what doesn't, and how to edit your work.
This years instructors:
Elizabeth Bear, Julie Kenner, Scott Lynch, Robert Bennett, Liz Gorinsky,
Mark Finn, Martin Thomas Wagner, Martha Wells, Matthew Bey, Nicole
Duson, Scott Johnson, Jessica Reisman, Cat Rambo, Joe McKinney, Marshall
Ryan Maresca*, Anne Bishop, Stina Leicht, Jeremy Lassen, and Amanda
Check the website for specifics on registering.
I'm really looking forward to this year's workshop and con. If you are a writer looking towards publication-- especially in the Central Texas area-- I cannot stress enough its value. It's really an amazing experience, and compared to most other workshop/conference opportunities, it is a downright bargain.
*- Yeah, we totally could play the "One of these things is not like the others" game with this group, hmm?