Programs

The Whole Novel Workshop August 2019

August 11 - 17, 2019

Overview

Revise and polish your novel in preparation for submission..

The Whole Novel Workshop is specifically designed for writers of middle grade and young adult novels. 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.

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 that there is an application process for this workshop.
You must register to apply for this workshop. Once you register, you will receive a response with instructions on how to apply—either just for the workshop or to apply for the workshop if requesting financial aid.

For your application, you will need to submit:

  • A writing sample: 10-15 pages from the manuscript you wish to workshop
  • A synopsis
  • Word count
  • The current status of your manuscript

The application deadline is May 1, 2019. Decisions will be made soon after the application deadline, after which you will be expected to turn in your full manuscript.

Faculty

Sarah Aronson

Sarah Aronson has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and has…
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Jennifer Jacobson

Jennifer is the author of many award-winning children’s books including Small as an Elephant (IRA Young Adult’s Choice, Parents’ Choice…
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Ashley Hope Pérez

Ashley Hope Pérez is the author of three novels: Out of Darkness (2015), The Knife and the Butterfly (2012), and What Can’t Wait (2011). Out of Darkness was…
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Anna-Marie McLemore

Anna-Marie McLemore (she/her) was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and taught by her family to hear…
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Tiff Liao

Special Guest Tiff Liao is an editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. She’s had the pleasure of editing…
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Alisa Alering

Special Guest Alisa Alering is an award-winning writer of speculative short fiction. Her stories have appeared in Flash Fiction Online, the…
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Rob Costello

Special Guest Rob Costello writes fiction for and about LGBTQIA+ youth. He holds an MFA in Writing from the Writing…
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Nicole Valentine

Special Guest Nicole Valentine holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts.…
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All-Inclusive Event Cost: $2,499.00

All-inclusive means we provide transportation to and from the airport, lodging and all meals.

workshop information

Begins with dinner on Sunday, August 11 and ends Saturday, August 17, after breakfast.

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