The 11th annual Pacific Coast Children’s Writers Workshop presents a WHOLE-NOVEL SEMINAR October 4-6 near Santa Cruz, CA, for 16 advanced/published writers. You'll be offered partial or full novel critique(s), in written and open-clinic format, by Regina Griffin (Executive Editor, Egmont USA) and Fiona Kenshole (agent, Transatlantic Agency; former executive editor); both seeking new talent. Plus, one more agent TBA. Annemarie O’Brien, MFA (author of forthcoming Lara’s Gift), will provide behind-the-scenes tips on how to collaborate with your editor and agent. Other faculty topics include revision techniques, inline editing, and adapting cinematic techniques to your fiction.
In our concurrent TeenSpeak Novel Workshop, smart teens provide target-reader feedback on adults’ manuscripts. (A generous parent has donated scholarship money for a qualified teen writer; please help us find a recipient!) Adults’ Early Bird fee is $769 through May 20. (Teens: $499 through late June.) Includes three nights’ beachfront townhouse lodging and most meals; critiques additional. Application deadline June 20, but inquire ahead to complete the materials. Final manuscript submissions are due June 28, with possible extensions throughout summer. Open until filled. Apply early to hold your space! Details and contact info here.