4th Street Workshop

4th Street Workshop 2019: Getting Unstuck

Friday, June 14, 2019

10 AM – 3 PM

Lunch Included

The Workshop at 4th Street Fantasy is a one-day intensive group critique led by professionals in the speculative fiction industry. This year’s theme is ‘Getting Unstuck’. We begin with a panel discussion on the idea of ‘being stuck’, techniques and ideas around getting unstuck, and how critique groups can help or hinder this process. We then break into small groups where participants critique one another’s work under the guidance of one of the panelists. Critique at the Workshop is run Milford Method style.

The Workshop is aimed at writers who are pursuing professional publication of either short or long speculative fiction. Participants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis: this is not an auditioned workshop. After purchasing a workshop ticket, please submit a piece of fiction of no more than 5000 words to workshops@4thstreetfantasy.com. This piece can be a short story or a portion of a longer work. For this year’s workshop, we encourage you to submit a story or story portion which you feel stuck on or about. While unfinished work is entirely expected, given this year’s theme, please submit more than an outline.

While repeat participants in the workshop are always welcome, repeat stories are not: please submit a piece that has not been workshopped with us before.

This year’s Workshop leaders are John Chu, Arkady Martine, Marissa Lingen, and Django Wexler.

The deadline for registering for the workshop is June 1, 2019.

The Workshop takes place Friday morning from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Registration for the workshop is $60, and there are 25 spaces available. Lunch is provided by the hotel and includes vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Please email workshops@4thstreetfantasy.com if you have any specific food exclusions.