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"Never before have I met such a fantastic, currently relevant and easy-to-talk-to group of movers and shakers" - Lou, Class of 2012

Have your manuscript critiqued by the editor who publishes Mercedes Lackey, Joe Haldeman and Harry Turtledove amongst many others (Jim Minz (Baen)

Learn about contracts from the agent who negotiates on behalf of Lois McMaster Bujold, Catherine Asaro and the estate of Robert A. Heinlein (Eleanor Wood).

And learn all the inside tricks by some of the best and most experienced writers in the genre today, including:

Mike Resnick, who has won more awards than anyone else (living or dead) in SF short fiction.

"I strongly recommend the planned workshop next year to anyone who’s a serious aspiring writer." - From a student blog at

Eric Fline The creator of the 1632 universe - one of the most inclusive writing universes (with over 100 writers participating - might you be next!).

Nancy Kress, multiple award winning author of the ground breaking ‘Beggars in Spain’ (Hugo/Nebula).

And as if this wasn't enough…you get to do all this while on a cruise ship visiting the Bahamas in a classroom limited to only 22 students.

"Participants and instructors all had positive things to say about the experience in the evaluations." - From an article on the workshop published in the January 2013 issue of Locus Magazine.

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About Us
Program Description
For 2016:Writing workshop and seminars aboard a cruise ship. World class faculty includes New York Times bestselling authors, publishers and a top New York literary agent. Includes class discussion, manuscript & query letter critiques, Q & A, networking.
Program Length
4 Days
Group Size or S:T Ratio
22 max
Program Focus
Fiction, Publishing, Science Fiction/Fantasy
2016: Mike Resnick (most awards ever, SF short fiction), Eric Flint (1632 universe) Nancy Kress (Hugo, Nebula), Jack Skillingstead, Jim Minz (Baen Books), Eleanor Wood (Spectrum Lit Ag).
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Global Locations
Shahid Mahmud
Arc Manor
P.O. Box 10339
Rockville, MD 20849
United States
Phone: 240-645-2214