Odyssey 2015 • June 8-July 17Saint Anselm College • Manchester, New Hampshire
Since its inception in 1996, Odyssey has become one of the most highly respected workshops for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Top authors, editors and agents have served as guests, and 59% of graduates go on to professional publication. The six-week workshop is a serious, demanding program for developing writers whose work is approaching publication quality and for published writers who want to improve their work.
Class meets for over four hours each morning, five days/week. Half of class time is spent on lectures, writing exercises, and discussions; the other half is spent workshopping student stories. Students devote afternoons/evenings to writing, critiquing each other's work, and completing class assignments. Guest lecturers visit one day/week and a writer-in-residence spends a full week working with students. College credit is available. About Jeanne Cavelos
Odyssey founder Jeanne Cavelos was a senior editor at Bantam Doubleday Dell, where she won the World Fantasy Award. She is the bestselling author of 7 books from major publishers. She provides an advanced, comprehensive curriculum and the same unflinchingly honest, detailed feedback she provided as an editor. She works individually with students and charts their progress. What Graduates Say "I have three graduate degrees, but I can easily say that Jeanne Cavelos is the best instructor I've ever had. I came to Odyssey with specific ideas about what the problems were in my fiction. During the first week, I learned I had problems with my fiction that I didn't even realize I had. Jeanne, though, teaches us that those problems should not overwhelm fiction writers; instead, she teaches us how to solve them."
—Brigitte McCray "The first two stories I ever sold would not have been written without Odyssey."
—Elaine Isaak Call 603-673-6234, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or click http://www.odysseyworkshop.org.
Odyssey also offers online classes.
Morning lectures by Jeanne Cavelos followed by group critiques. Weekly guest author for lecture, informal meetings, group & personal critiques. Writer-in-residence spends a week at workshop.
Group Size or S:T Ratio
Fiction, Horror, Marketing, Publishing, Science Fiction/Fantasy
2015: Director Jeanne Cavelos, former sr editor at Bantam Doubleday Dell & winner of World Fantasy Award; writer-in-residence Kij Johnson; guest lecturers Brendan DuBois, E. C. Ambrose, Alex Hughes, Alma Alexander, & agent Jennifer Jackson.
Tuition: $1,965 + $35 application fee, $100 textbook fee, & $650 optional fee for college credit. On-campus shared (single) apartment lodging is $830 ($1,660)/6 wks. Several scholarships and one work/study position available.
Manchester, New Hampshire
Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust
P. O. Box 75
Mont Vernon, NH 03057