We’re about four weeks out from the close of the admissions window for Viable Paradise, the one-week writing workshop (September 21 – 28) I’ll be teaching at this year. In addition to me, you’ll also be taught by current Hugo nominee Elizabeth Bear, Steven Gould (writer of Jumper, which was a hit film earlier this year), Hugo Award-winning editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden, and the equally excellent Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Laura Mixon, Jim Macdonald and Debra Doyle.
Basically, you’ll get your work read and evaluated by some of the smartest people in science fiction and fantasy (and me!). And as a bonus, it takes place on Martha’s Vineyard in September. There may be prettier places to spend a week talking about writing and science fiction/fantasy with some of the top pros in the business, but off the top of my head I can’t think of any.
That said, admissions is very competitive and time is ticking, and we like it when people send in stuff before the deadline. So if you want a shot at coming, you should get at it. Here’s what you need to know to apply. We’re going to have a lot of fun this year — it would be nice to see you there.