Writers Workshop

The Potlatch writers workshop is open to all speculative fiction writers, regardless of experience. It’s a place to get feedback on your writing and decide what you need to work on next. You’ll have the chance to hear a professional writer critique your work, along with several of your peers. Critiques will be done in a round-robin Clarion West style. This workshop style allows all the participants to read and critique everyone’s work.

Please submit a 2,000 to 8,000 word story in .rtf or .doc format to workshop@potlatch-sf.org by midnight PST on Sunday, February 14, 2016.  One More Week!  Please send your story in by Midnight, Sunday, February 21, 2016.

You may send your story ahead of time. Formatting for your story should follow the guidelines at www.sfwa.org/2008/11/manuscript-preparation/. The stories will be rounded up and emailed to the participants. Please bring hard copy notes or marked-up manuscripts to the workshop.

The workshop will be on Saturday, March 19th at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in San José, California.

Workshop Coordinator Jude-Marie Green attended Clarion West in 2010.  She has published stories in Abyss&Apex, M-Brane SF, and Perihelion, among others.   judemarie.wordpress.com

Critiquing professional Samantha Henderson‘s short fiction has been published in Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, Lovecraft eZine, Realms of Fantasy, Bourbon Penn, and the anthologies Tomorrow’s Cthulu, Zombies: Shambling through the Ages, Running with the Pack, Allegories of the Tarot, The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, Steampunk Reloaded, and Aliens: Recent Encounters. Her work has been podcast on Podcastle, EscapePod, and Drabblecast, and she is the author of two books from Wizards of the Coast: Heaven’s Bones and Dawnbringer.

Critiquing professional Lori Ann White is a SF Bay Area writer who recently escaped from technical writing as a day job and is now giddily exploring the SLAC National Accelerator Lab as a science writer.  Why, yes, that is a cool place to work, thank you. Her work has appeared in Asimov’s, Analog, Polyphony, and other excellent periodicals.

For questions about the Potlatch writers workshop, please contact Jude-Marie Green at workshop@potlatch-sf.org. Please subscribe to the Potlatch announce mailing list for general Potlatch information and updates.

We look forward to hearing from you!