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Writers' Workshop For Science-Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Fiction
August 13, 2004
am to 5:30 pm
North, 6000 Middle Fiskville Road near I-35
and Highway 290 adjacent to Highland Mall,
Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Jennifer Evans, Rick Klaw, Alexis Glynn Latner, Jessica Reisman, Mary Rosenblum, Patrice Sarath, Kate Saundby, Rie Sheridan, Sharon Shinn, K. D. Wentworth, Wendy Wheeler, Mark L. Williams,
for workshop, critique, and 3-day pass to
ArmadilloCon 26 (Lunch is NOT included)
manuscripts by July 12, 2004
DilloCon Writers Workshop has become a major event for aspiring
SF/F writers to get wisdom and networking opportunities
with major pro editors and authors. Past workshop teachers
have included such luminaries as: Catharine Asaro, Kage
Baker, Robin Hobb, Janes Stoddard, Joan Vinge, and Toni
can apply online or send $50 check payable to "ArmadilloCon" along
with your manuscript and application to:
/ Writers Workshop
PO Box 27277
Austin TX 78755
your unpublished original work of science fiction/fantasy/horror
fiction in front of a pro! Sign up for the ArmadilloCon 26
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 $50.
You also get admission to all three days of the convention!
your original work of science fiction, fantasy, or horror
fiction along with a $50 check to ArmadilloCon postmarked
no later than July 12, 2004. (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 ArmadilloCon 26 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 online sources describe
what professional formatting looks like if you have questions.
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 ArmadilloCon 26 writers workshop only, I hereby give
permission to the representatives of ArmadilloCon 26 to photocopy
my original work of fiction entitled _____ ." And then
sign the release.
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 lectures, discussions, writers' exercises, handouts,
etc. from the pro writers/editors.
are biographies for the workshop's coordinators:
- Jayme Lynn Blaschke is currently the fiction editor of RevolutionSF.com.
He's sold to anthologies The Ant-Men of Tibet and Other Stories and Writers
of the Future, Vol. 14 and has published the chapbooks Cyclops in B Minor
and The Dust from Mooncast Shadows. His collection of genre interviews has
been reprinted in an anthology called Cosmosis by the University of
- Jennifer Evans, co-coordinator of the writers' workshop, is a long-time
member of the SlugTribe, and has presented writers-block workshops and
coordinated critique groups and writers retreats for past ArmadilloCons and
WorldCons. Her short fiction has appeared in Asimov's SF Magazine, 50
Crafty Cat Stories anthology, and her modern fantasy novel Schmooks is
being shopped to several editors.
- Rick Klaw is an award-winning editor and was the co-founder and managing
editor of MOJO Press and the former fiction editor for RevolutionSF. Not
content with just being a regular columnist for SF Site, Rick Klaw decided
to collect his columns, essays, reviews, and other things Klaw in Geek
Confidential: Echoes From the 21st Century (Monkey Brains, Inc). We're glad
to have him back as a teacher.
- Alexis Glynn Latner's novelettes and short stories have been published in
Analog Science Fiction Magazine, Amazing Stories, and the anthology Bending
the Landscape: Horror. Her short story "Kindred" won the 2002 Gaylactic
Spectrum Award for short fiction. She combined science fiction and her love
of sailplanes in "Wilbur's White Glider" on the Web at http://ssaregion12.org/rtkh/. We're glad to have her back as a teacher.
- Jessica Reisman's fiction has appeared in The Third Alternative, Realms
of Fantasy, in Scifiction, on SciFi.com and in anthologies. Her first novel
is The Z Radiant, from Five Star Speculative Fiction, due out June 2004.
Besides fiction, she has written locally produced and nationally aired
radio plays and short films.
- Mary Rosenblum has had more stories published in Asimov's SF magazine
than any other author to-date. A graduate of Clarion West, she went on to
publish three SF novels, an Arkham House collection of her short fiction,
as well as more than 50 short stories in SF and other genres including her
Hugo nominee story, 'Gas Fish'. When she's not writing, she teaches
fiction for Long Ridge Writers Group, runs their website www.longridgewritersgroup.com, and also recently taught SF/F writing at the
Haystack Writers Conference. We're glad to have her back as a teacher.
- Patrice Sarath is an alumna of the Dillocon Writer's Workshops who's made
it to pro status. Her short stories have appeared in Realms of Fantasy,
Black Gate, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, and other magazines and
anthologies. Her story about Joan of Arc, "A Prayer For Captain La Hire," was reprinted in Year's Best Fantasy 3, edited by Hartwell/Cramer. We're
glad to have her back as a teacher.
- Kate Saundby has published 11 novels in her acclaimed Nublis Chronicles
series, starting with the award-winning The Wages of Justice, and including
The Wages of Sin, The Wages of Greed and Golden Silence; Dark Angel, The
Artemesian Mandate and The Orion Property. Her romantic time travel novel,
A Circle of Arcs, was an SF finalist in the 2001 EPPIE Awards. Kate is
presently working on the sequel, A Distant Bell.
- Rie Sheridan has had short stories published in The Eternal Night,
ShadowKeep and Verge ezines, as well as on the EOTU and Planet Relish
websites. Two of her stories, "Beauty Within the Briars" and "Home By
Sunset" appear in the electronic version of Double Dragon ePress fantasy
anthology FROM WITHIN THE MIST. "Drink My SoulŠPlease" can be found in
Mundania Press' science fiction/fantasy anthology Beyond the Mundane:
Flights of Mind. Both her anthology Revisions and poetry collection Dancing
on the Edge were finalists for the 2003 EPPIE Awards.
- Sharon Shinn, ArmadilloCon26 Guest of Honor, is the author of Archangel
and four other books in the Samaria world, as well as five other science
fiction/fantasy novels. She won the William C. Crawford Award for
Outstanding New Fantasy Writer for her first book. A graduate of
Northwestern University, she has lived in the Midwest most of her life.
- K.D. Wentworth has sold more than sixty pieces of short fiction to such
markets as FASF, Hitchcock's, Realms of Fantasy, Dying For It, Return to
the Twilight Zone, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, and The Chick
Is in the Mail. She is a two-time Nebula nominee for short fiction and
currently has seven novels in print, the three most recent being This Fair
Land, an alternate history Cherokee fantasy.
- Wendy Wheeler, co-coordinator of the writers' workshop, is a founder of
the SlugTribe SF/F group in Austin. Her short fiction has been selected for
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror and has appeared in such periodicals as
Analog, Aboriginal SF, Gorezone, Pandora, Dead of Night and others. She's
also had work in theme anthologies like Snow White, Blood Red and Silver
Birch, Blood Moon and in The Crafters Parts I and II. She also writes genre
screenplays and is a reader/judge in the Austin screenwriters' contest.
- Mark L. Williams is the author of the "Danger Boy" time travel adventure
books, originally released by Tricycle Press and re-released by Candlewick
Press. His work has been cited on the LA Times' children's bestseller list
and nominated for a Golden Duck award. Williams has also written comics for
Mojo Press and Piranha Press, been a videogame script doctor for Activision
and had plays produced at venues ranging from Los Angeles to London. We're
glad to have him back as a teacher.
to see you August 13th!
Wheeler and Jennifer Evans, for the ArmadilloCon 26 Writers
If you miss the workshop on Friday, August 13, we will mail
your manuscript and the critiques we can gather to you. No
refunds once manuscripts are mailed to the pros.
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