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ArmadilloCon 22

One-Day Writers' Workshop

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Workshop Deadline Passed

When: Friday, August 18
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Omni/Wyndham Southpark Hotel
South IH-35
Austin TX
Cost: $60 for workshop, critique, Friday lunch, and 3-day pass to ArmadilloCon22
Deadline: Submit manuscripts by July 10, 2000

Send $60 check payable to "ArmadilloCon 22" along with your manuscript to:
    FACT / Writers Workshop
    PO Box 27277
    Austin TX 78755
Workshop Summary

Get your unpublished original work of science fiction/fantasy/horror fiction in front of a pro! Sign up for the ArmadilloCon22 writers workshop! Get invaluable critique and feedback from at least one pro writer or editor, plus small-group critiques from fellow attendees. Includes group sessions and panels or presentations throughout the about the craft and profession of writing. All at a terrific reasonable cost of only $60. You also get a lunch the day of the workshop, and admission to all three days of the convention!

Submit your original work of science fiction, fantasy, or horror fiction along with a $60 check to the ArmadilloCon22 office postmarked no later than July 10, 2000. (Only one submission, only your own work, and only fiction, please!) It can be a short story, or the first chapter(s) of a novel, but maximum length is 5000 words. Manuscripts longer than the maximum will be shortened at the ArmadilloCon22 offices. Format your manuscript professionally-print double-spaced on one side of a letter-sized white sheet of paper, using 12-point Courier or Times typeface, and indicate new paragraphs with a 5-space tab (not an extra line). Most writing books and many on-line sources describe what professional formatting looks like if you have questions!

With the work you submit, you will also need to provide us with permission to photocopy your story for distribution to the other workshoppers. You can add a sentence to the first page, or include a separate page, that says: "For the purposes of the ArmadilloCon22 writers workshop only, I hereby give permission to the representatives of ArmadilloCon22 to photocopy my original work of fiction entitled _____ ." And then sign the release.

You will receive the manuscripts of the other students in your group about two weeks before the workshop for you to review and critique ahead of time. The bulk of the workshop time will be taken up by breaking into smaller groups for in-depth critiques of your manuscripts. The balance of the workshop will include writers' exercises, lectures, handouts, etc. from the pro writers/editors.

For questions regarding ArmadilloCon 22, please e-mail the Con Chairman.

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