Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Pen to Press Writers' Retreat

I'll be an instructor at the Pen to Press Writers' Retreat in New Orleans in the spring - along with an amazing group of authors, agents and editors. Information below:

About Pen to Press

Announcing a one of a kind writers' retreat that you simply can't pass up! Come excited and leave inspired, ready to improve your writing and get that manuscript published!

Pen to Press Retreats are five intense, hands-on, inspiring days that teach participants how to shape and present a saleable manuscript. You'll learn in a variety of settings, from workshops to one-on-one mentoring sessions to seminars. To that end, you will write and revise, have your manuscript critiqued, and revise some more. This is a remarkable opportunity to transform your writing!

To top it off, throughout the last two days of each retreat, all of our participants are given exclusive, one-on-one time with agents and editors to whom they can pitch their work!

With this retreat under your belt, who can stop you? You'll be off and ready to publish in no time!


Participants will be assigned to a class of 20 and a team instructor. (Our instructors are all successfully published authors, many NY Times Best-sellers, award-winners, and excellent teachers.). With this group, you will spend five days working on specifics to improve your manuscript. During classes and panel discussions, you'll learn details about characterization, plot, dialogue, pacing, voice, marketing, pitching, contract negotiations, etc., all of it geared around your specific work.

Agents and editors will be on hand the last two days of the retreat, and they'll be there to spend one-on-one time with you, our participants . . . writers who now have a polished pitch for a promising work!

Join Us

Interested writers must submit a two page synopsis of a completed novel or novel in progress along with the first five pages of that novel. From those submissions, 160 participants will be selected. Good luck and we hope to see you there!

For more information on our 2008 Pen to Press Writers' Retreat, visit:



John Palisano said...

Hey there -- just got accepted and paid to attend this -- see you there next Spring -- cannot wait for this -- amazing you'll be teaching there

Kathryn Magendie said...

I'll be there as well. I happened upon this site while googling the retreat...I live in Western NC.

I can't help but wonder what N'awlins will look like to me - my hb is from there, and I've not been back since before Katrina; however, I am looking forward to strolling the Quarter in between what sounds like a great retreat.

All you horror/supernatural/thriller writers will love New Orleans...it begs to be written about in that way *smiling*