For the third year running, I’ll be an instructor at the Viable Paradise writing workshop, which takes place as it always does on Martha’s Vineyard, and this year runs from Sunday, October 3rd, through Friday, October 8th. Those attending get intensive week-long instruction on the art, craft and business of writing science fiction and fantasy from the likes of Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Jim Macdonald and Debra Doyle, Steven Gould and Laura Mixon, Elizabeth Bear and me, of whom all told have more books, awards and relevant practical experience in the genre and in publishing than is at all decent. It’s also got an impressive list of alumni, including nominees for Hugo, Nebulas, BSFAs and other significant genre awards. It’s a really good and useful workshop, in other words, by people who know their stuff, for people who want to learn and publish.
VP is currently accepting applications for this year’s workshop class. The submission window runs from now through the 30th of June, but we get a lot of applications, so it makes sense to get your application in early (we instructors certainly appreciate it). Follow that link above to read the submission guidelines and to learn more about the fees associated with the workshop.
Good luck, and hope to see you in Martha’s Vineyard this October!