Get your unpublished original work of science fiction/fantasy/horror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.