Workshop your middle grade novel in an intimate setting with guided facilitation from author Jen Malone. Each month you’ll share a submission of up to 5,000 words for critique (line item, overall craft, and plotting/story elements) from Jen and your peers, and you will provide similar feedback to your fellow participants. As you work through your manuscript drafting and/or revisions you'll receive support and guidance via our private group discussion board and via two conference calls (following critiques in months one and four) to expand on questions and suggestions in real time.
This group will be capped at 5 writers plus Jen to keep the workload manageable and encourage deep participation.
Who this workshop is for: Middle Grade writers committed to furthering their craft and excited to contribute and learn through the workshop process.
Focus: Any Middle grade
Group size: 6 writers
Submissions: There will be four, 5000-word submissions.
Members: $350; Non-members: $405
Jen Malone writes books for tweens and teens, including At Your Service, the You're Invited series, and The Sleepover with Simon & Schuster, and Map to the Stars and Wanderlost with HarperCollins. She is a former Hollywood movie executive who once spent a year traveling the world solo, met her husband on the highway (literally), and went into labor with her identical twins while on a rock star's tour bus. These days she saves the drama for her books. She teaches at Boston University and is the Author-in-Residence at both a Boston-area middle school and for the Girl Scouts of Massachusetts. You can learn more about Jen and her titles at www.jenmalonewrites.com.
Oct 3rd First submission
Oct 17th Critiques due
Oct 22 (8-9 pm EST) Group conference call
Oct 31st Second submission
Nov 14th Critiques due
Dec 5th: Third submission
Dec 28th Critiques due
Jan 16th: Fourth submission
Jan 30th: Critiques due
Feb 5th (8-9 pm EST) Group conference call