Writer’s Workshop at Anticipation 2009, Worldcon

Anticipation logoMontreal – There will indeed be a writers’ workshop at Anticipation 2009, Worldcon, in Montreal this August. The workshop sessions are two hours long and scheduled at various times on various days.

Entry fee is $20 plus $2.58 in taxes, Canadian. This cost is to defray costs of the workshop. You pay the fee when you’re notified that you have a slot and not before. Instructions will be emailed to entrants directly.

There are a limited number of slots available and right now, it’s one slot per customer, no multiple submissions.

Maximum length is 10,000 words, including any synopsis of the rest of a novel, novella, etc. Shorter lengths, including flash, are fine, even encouraged, but only one story.

Genre: science fiction, fantasy, horror, the usual for a Worldcon
Type: short story or novel excerpt
Language: English or French
We will also consider entries for critique of non-fiction critical essays on the subject of genre, same length requirements.

The entries will be distributed in advance so the window to get space in the workshop won’t be open for very long.

Official details will be forthcoming on the Anticipation website (http://www.anticipationsf.ca) and through other avenues of communication. You can also email [email protected] directly to request a slot now.

Oz Whiston
Creative Writing Track Programming


SFWA members participating as workshop leaders include: Delia Sherman, Mary Robinette Kowal, Catherynne M. Valente, Mike Shepherd Moscoe, Rich Chwedyk, Lawrence Schoen, David Levine, Nancy Kress, Tony Pi, as well as others.

3 Responses

  1. Amy Sisson

    Hello! Just wanted to let you know that the e-mail address listed in this post ([email protected]) does not seem to be functioning. Thank you!

  2. Mary Robinette Kowal Post author

    Thanks. There was a typo in it which I’ve corrected now.

  3. Oz Whiston (Drummond)

    Thanks for posting the blurb!

    I participated in these workshops at LAConIV. The story I submitted was sold, after incorporating comments, to ANALOG! My first submission and my first professional sale.

    Oz