I promised in my last post that I would give you more information about the Borderlands Press Boot Camp, which has been highly recommened by authors Lisa Mannetti and Michael Hughes. We have been talking about networking and the Boot Camp is not only a great place to meet aspiring writers, but writers and editors who are working in the field. You can hone your craft and make valuable connections with professionals. I had wanted to attend this year, but had to withdraw for personal reasons; however, I realized that very few people knew about Tom and Elizabeth Monteleone’s writing workshop.
Some people think the Borderlands Press Boot Camp is only valuable to horror writers, but all genres are welcome, and you will be learning from professionals in the field. The Boot Camp is designed to be an intensive learning environment for the aspiring writer with two sessions: one for novels and one for short fiction. Both sessions are limited to sixteen to twenty participants who qualify, so you won’t be lost in a large class.
You have to submit a writing sample and be approved in order to attend. Then get ready to critique and be critiqued. You will probably learn as much, if not more, through critiquing other people’s work and that is a big part of the workshop. However, you will also receive valuable feedback about your work from professionals in the field.
This is a workshop designed for serious writers who intend to seek publication for their works. The 2010 Boot Camp will be held on January 28 – 30, 2011 at the Marriott Burkshire Hotel, Towson, MD 21204. Seats are filling up fast, but if you hurry, you can get your submission in on time to attend this year’s event.
You can find more information at: The Borderlands Press Boot Camp.
So? What are you waiting for? Go!