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Whole Novel Workshop: Historical Fiction 2017 | May 14 – May 20, 2017

A concentrated week of revision for historical fiction novelists.

This workshop provides novelists in middle grade or young adult historical fiction a complete review of their entire manuscript, along with tools for revision and practical tips from experts in the field.

Founded in 2006, this session of the Whole Novel Workshop is specifically designed for those working in historical fiction. This unique program offers the one-on-one attention found in degree programs, without additional academic requirements, lengthy time commitments, or prohibitive financial investments. Our aim is to focus on a specific work in progress, moving a novel to the next level in preparation for submission to agents or publishers. Focused attention in an intimate setting makes this mentorship program one that guarantees significant progress.

Our novel mentorship program includes:

  • Focused, one-on-one response to your entire novel-in-progress from an accomplished author, agent, or editor currently working in the genre of historical fiction
  • Group discussion and feedback
  • Faculty seminars on technique, craft, query letters, and agent/editor submissions
  • Ample time to write and revise

The Whole Novel Workshop offers writers the rare opportunity to have the entire draft of a novel read and critiqued prior to the workshop, followed by a week of intense, one-on-one mentoring.

Please note: application deadline is March 15, 2017. Decisions will be made after the application deadline. You will be expected to turn in your full manuscript 30 days before the workshop.

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