Viable Paradise 2012 Writing Workshop — Signal Boost

This is a signal boost for the writing workshop Viable Paradise (VP for short) , which is held annually on Martha’s Vineyard. I attended the 2006 workshop.

There are many terrific workshops out there and Viable Paradise is one of them. So, if you’re thinking about attending a workshop for science fiction and fantasy writers, you might want to consider Viable Paradise on Martha’s Vineyard.

From the website:

Viable Paradise is a unique one-week residential workshop in writing and selling commercial science fiction and fantasy. The workshop is intimate, intense, and features extensive time spent with best-selling and award-winning authors and professional editors currently working in the field. VP concentrates on the art of writing fiction people want to read, and this concentration is reflected in post-workshop professional sales by our alumni.

a Theresa and Jim

Before choosing a workshop, be sure to do your research  (Clarion, Clarion West, Odyssey, Taos, etc.). There are a wide variety of programs distinguished by length, process, genres, skill level, and instructors. Viable Paradise is the one I chose. I will always be glad that I made that decision because it was the right fit for me at the time. Although workshops affect everyone differently, Viable Paradise was just what I needed to begin pursuing my career in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror fields.

The submission period for Viable Paradise 16 (aka VP XVI) opened on January 1 and will close on June 15, 2012. The instructors for VP XVI include Elizabeth BearDebra DoyleSteven GouldJames D. MacdonaldPatrick Nielsen HaydenTeresa Nielsen Hayden, Steven Brust, and Sherwood Smith.

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