If you’re a speculative fiction writer who is looking to improve their writing skills, there’s three workshops out there that are now accepting applications. These

Odyssey Writing Workshop

Hosted in New Hampshire, this writer’s workshop will run from June 6th through July 15th: it’s an in depth program that focuses on students’ manuscripts. This year’s staff includes Mary Robinette Kowal (Writer in Residence), Patricia Bray, Meagan Spooner, Deborah DeNicola and Scott H. Andrews. Early applications are due January 31st (final deadline is April 8th.)

Clarion West

Clarion is one of the bigger names in genre writing circles, and it’s turned out some impressive alumni in its history. This year’s workshop will take place between June 19th and July 29th in Seattle, Washington. Teachers this year include Paul Park, Stephen Graham Jones, Elizabeth Bear, N. K. Jemisin, Sheila Williams and Geoff Ryman. Discounted applications are now open through February 9th.

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Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop

Are you a science fiction author looking to know a little more about the universe around us? The Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop is dedicated to giving writers a boost with astronomy and physics. This year’s staff include Mike Brotherton, Christian Ready and Andria Schwortz. This year’s session will be held June 1st through the 7th at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, and applications are now open through March 1st.

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