EXTENSION on SCIAFA Writing Workshop Applications
Ladies and Gentlemen,
There is an extension on the application for the SCIAFA Writing Workshop. Applications are now due by Sun, Feb 26th. Full information about the workshop and the application can be found below.
Please be aware that you do not have to be a member of the Student Caucus to participate. This workshop is open to anyone.
One of the main events sponsored by the IAFA Student Caucus is the SCIAFA Writing Workshop that takes place during ICFA. It is a chance for graduate students to share their written work with a professional in the field and receive invaluable feedback and advice as they work to improve their writing and shift from conference papers to publications. In the past, this workshop has been run by such people as Sherryl Vint, Ritch Calvin, and Brian Attebery. This year we are pleased to announce that the workshop will be run by Christine Mains.
Christine Mains has taught SF, Fantasy, and popular culture at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University. She is a past Vice President of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts and is currently an Associate Editor for Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. She has published on SF television and on the works of Patricia McKillip and Charles de Lint. She moonlights as a freelance editor of fiction and academic writing.
The workshop will focus on issues to consider when revising conference papers or dissertation chapters into articles that might be submitted to JFA or other journals. The workshop is capped at 10 participants. It will be held in the last timeslot of the conference: Saturday, March 25, from 4-5:30pm. To apply for the workshop, please submit a two-page writing sample and the following information no later than Friday, February 10.
-your preferred email address
-your institutional affiliation and adviser
-what stage you’re at in your program
-your dissertation or thesis topic (1-2 sentences)
-the issues or problems in your writing you’d most like to address (1-2 sentences)
-the title(s) of academic journals you’re most interested in submitting to
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to the workshop, participants will need to send their paper submissions (~5000 words) no later than March 10 (this could be your conference presentation paper or any other paper you would like to work on for possible publication); they will also need to bring two copies of the paper to the workshop for peer review.
Any questions may be addressed to both Christine Mains at email@example.com and Amanda Rudd at firstname.lastname@example.org.