Mid-American Review Online Workshops
Date: May 12 to July 6, 2008
New this year, MAR is sponsoring a set of eight-week online writing workshops. The focus of the workshops is preparing poems, stories, or essays for publication. Feedback will include a thorough discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the work submitted, but will also offer editors’ perspectives on how work could more effectively capture a reader’s attention if it were submitted to a magazine.
Interested writers may apply for a chance to work closely with MAR‘s editors in an online environment. Those who are accepted into a workshop must commit to providing thorough feedback ro other workshop members. Additionally, participants should keep in mind that workshop submissions will at no point be considered for publication in MAR, although editors will provide advice on submitting work to other journals.
The fee for the workshop is $295, which includes a three-year subscription to MAR and an ongoing relationship with MAR editors and fellow workshoppers. The fee is payable by check, money order, or credit card. Please contact Michael Czyzniejewski at [email protected] with questions.
Summer Intensive Writing Workshop
June 23-28, 2008
The third annual MAR Summer Workshop will take place on the campus of Bowling Green State Universiry and will provide a chance for participants to get away from their hectic lives and concentrate entirely upon their writing. In the workshop setting, participants will receive feedback on their work from their peers and the workshop instructor, who is an experienced MAR editor. There will also be ample opportunity for workshoppers to create new work—with plenty of inspiration as well as the time to act upon it.
The fee for the weeklong workshop is $495, plus the cost of accomodations. Participants have the option of reserving on-campus dorm housing for the week at a cost of $130, or they may pursue alternate housing options on their own. Those who register before March 15 may secure an early-bird price of $350. A $ 100 non-refundable deposit is necessary to secure a spot. Please contact Karen Babine at [email protected] with questions.