The Writers Track has opened submissions for our annual Friday Night Workshop and the JordanCon’s Got Slush panel. Details for each below!

Friday Night Workshop (Virtual)

Because we are still social distancing, we are taking this year’s Friday Night workshop 100% online. We will use Zoom and make use of Breakout Rooms to give each critique group the ability to do their thing. We are not restricting who can attend the workshop, but we do have limited space (presently at 20 attendees but might expand). We are doing sign-ups first come, first serve. And be sure your work is ready to go when you submit, because resubmitting/revisions sends you to the back of the line. The form will be open until July 1 or it fills up. 1000 word max on submitted pieces, please.

  1. Go here to submit your work. READ ALL THE RULES CAREFULLY! (ahem)
  2. On July 11, you will be sent a zoom link for the workshop as well as PDFs of the submitted work for your group. Advanced reading is not required, but always encouraged.
  3. At 8:15 pm EST on July 16, the zoom will open. A Writers Track facilitator will be the host and will assign groups to their designated breakrooms. Please sign on promptly.
  4. Each attendee will get “the spotlight” for roughly 30 minutes, where they will read their work aloud as everyone follows along, and then receive professional and peer critique.
  5. Once all the attendees (up to four max in a group) have gone, the workshop is over and you can sign off. YAY!

JordanCon’s Got Slush! (In person)

Saturday July 17th, at 11:30 am (subject to change, check the final schedule!), we will have the return of a special panel where you can have the opening pages of your novel read anonymously, then get immediate feedback from publishing professionals on their impression of your opening. Please only one submission per attendee, and only the first 600 words. Submissions will be read by a moderator while the panelists follow along on their own printed copies. Please do not include your name on the submission document, but do include the title. Please also include the genre and the length of the full work. Submissions should be in .pdf, .docx, or .rtf format.

Again, this doesn’t have to be a finished work, so if it isn’t, estimate what the full word count would be if it were to be finished.

Deadline to submit is July 1. All selections for the panel will be randomly selected from the submissions. Please have submissions double-spaced and in an easy-to-read font with ample margins for potential jotted down notes.

Submit here.

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