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2015 faculty

Mike Resnick
NY Times bestselling
author. Multiple Hugo/Nebula Awards

Toni Weisskopf
Head of
Baen Books, major SF publisher (Bujold, Weber, more)

Jack Skillingstead
Short story specialist. 2013 Philip K. Dick Award nominee

Nancy Kress
NY Times bestselling author. Multiple Hugo//Nebula Awards

Eric Flint
NY Times bestselling author. Creator of the  1632 Universe

Eleanor Wood
Head of
Spectrum Literary Agency, representing
top authors

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WORLD-CLASS FACULTY

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND FOR A THIRD YEAR!


A SERIES OF SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS FOR THE SERIOUS WRITER
December 7th to December 11th, 2015
on board a luxury cruise liner visiting the Bahamas   www.SailSuccess.com

SEE WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT US
Student's Blog
Wednesday's Writers
Article in Locus Magazine

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST STUDENTS

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☆   4 Days of Intensive Instruction     Limited Class Size (22 Students)   ☆   Award-Winning & Industry-Leading Faculty   
LIMITED CLASS SIZE—REGISTER NOW TO ENSURE YOUR SPOT

As low as  $899 or $75/MONTH*
ALL-INCLUSIVE & FULLY REFUNDABLE**

* Requires Early Registration

& Dual Occupancy by Students

** For Requests Made by 5/5/2015

Toni Weisskopf (head of Baen Books), Kevin J. Anderson
(NY Times bestselling author) 
& some students get together
for drinks after class
(2012 sailing)

CLASS SCHEDULE 2015
(subject to change)

DAY ONE
§ Registration
§ Introductions: All Faculty
§ Publishing Business 101: M. Resnick, Shahid Mahmud, E. Wood
§ The Importance of Character Building:
J. Skillingstead, N. Kress

DAY TWO
§ Nancy Kress Manuscript Critique, Part 1: N. Kress
§ Nancy Kress Manuscript Critique, Part 1 (Continued): N. Kress
§ Going it Yourself, Toni Weisskopf, Shahid Mahmud

§ Toni Weisskopf Manuscript Critique, Part 1: Toni Weisskopf
§ Toni Weisskopf Manuscript Critique, Part 1 (Continued): Toni Weisskopf

§ Working With Magazines & Anthologies: Mike Resnick, Jack Skillingstead, Eric Flint
§ Getting Past the Magazine Slush Reader: Mike Resnick

DAY THREE
§ Query Letters and Contracts: Eleanor Wood, Eric Flint
§ The 1632 Universe: Intro and How to Write for It: Eric Flint
§ Working with Editors/Publishers/Agents: Toni Weisskopf, Mike Resnick, Eric Flint, Eleanor Wood
§ Developing Property Rights: Mike Resnick, Eleanor Wood
§ Toni Weisskopf Manuscript Critique, Part 2: Toni Weisskopf
§ Toni Weisskopf Manuscript Critique, Part 2 (Continued): Toni Weisskopf

DAY FOUR
§ The Professional Approach to Writing: Eric Flint, Jack Skillingstead
§ Nancy Kress Manuscript Critique, Part 2: Nancy Kress
§ Nancy Kress Manuscript Critique, Part 2 (Continued): Nancy Kress
§ Sharpening Your Prose: An Exercise: Jack Skillingstead
§ What Type of a Writer Do You Want To Be?:  J. Skillingstead, N. Kress, M. Resnick
§ My Funniest Publishing Story Plus Ask Anything: All Faculty 

§ Social Mixer with Cash Bar: All Faculty 

 


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All-inclusive pricing. Includes the workshop, luxury cruise to the Bahamas on the Norwegian Sky, on-board food (including room service) and on-board entertainment.

One-on-one meal with a faculty member of your choice (faculty choice on a first-come first-served basis).

Guaranteed purchase of short story from at least one student by Galaxy's Edge magazine (a SFWA-approved/eligible venue).

☆ The head of a major SF publisher reads your manuscript and tells you why she would buy or reject it. Invaluable feedback which writers rarely get (as one student put it, this alone was worth 'the price of admission').

The creator of the phenomenal 1632 universe (one of the most inclusive writing venues for new writers) will give a unique insider's look into how to write for it.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW -
No payment is required at this time. (You will be billed.)

Fill out ONLY Section 1 (blue) for single students (regardless of non-student guests accompanying them). Fill out BOTH Sections 1 & 2 (blue and pink) if sharing cabin with another student. All fill out Section 3.

SECTION 1

SECTION 2

YOUR FULL NAME

Gender    

 Date of Birth
(Information required by
US Immigration for sailing)

Phone No.      

Email Address

Full Mailing Address
 

Brief Description of Your Writing Experience

SECOND STUDENT'S FULL NAME

Gender    

 Date of Birth
(Information required by
US Immigration for sailing)

Phone No.      

Email Address

Full Mailing Address
 

Brief Description of Your Writing Experience

   

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