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Call for Applications for:

Science Fiction Foundation SF Criticism Masterclass 2013 2nd thru 4th July 2013.

The Science Fiction Foundation (SFF) will be holding the seventh annual Masterclass in SF Criticism in 2013.

Location: The University of Liverpool

Class leaders: Nick Lowe (author of the long-running Mutant Popcorn); Graham Sleight (Editor of Foundation, and managing editor for the Hugo Award Winning Encyclopedia of Science Fiction); and Catherynne M. Valente, author of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, and participant in the Hugo-Award-winning Squeecast.

Cost: £200.

Accommodation: this is not provided but Andy Sawyer ( is able to assist, and if you have attended the conference, 29 June – 1 July ( ) you may wish to stay on.

To apply, please send: a piece of critical writing (between one and five thousand words), and a short cv and bio to Farah Mendlesohn at

Deadline: 31st January 2013