Borderlands Press

since 1989

Conferences and Workshops

Stoker Award Winners:

Stoker Award Winners

Peter Straub: 5 Stories

Peter Straub: Lost Boy Lost Girl
SOLD OUT

Peter Straub: In The Night Room
SOLD OUT

Tom Monteleone: The Mothers and Fathers Italian Association

Borderlands 5: edited by Elizabeth E. Monteleone and Thomas F. Monteleone
SOLD OUT


Dark Voices
is a unique series featuring the short fiction of dark fantasy writers. Each volume is comprised of a chapbook and a recording of the author reading his or her own work. Every recording contains original music written especially for each selection in the series, and has been engineered to highest industry standards.  Writers scheduled to appear in the series include Joe R. Lansdale, Jack Ketchum, F. Paul Wilson, Beth Massie, Matt , Craig Shaw Gardner, Brian Keene, Gary Braunbeck, and others.
Dark Voices
For more information, click here.


The Adversary Cycle
Adversary Cycle

F. Paul Wilson's Adversary Cycle is now available from Borderlands Press. Also available is a handsome case to hold all 6 books!

Each Case is hand made, fully lined, bevel-framed artwork, leather, and gold-stamped.

This is the Adversary Cycle Mural created by the popular artist Caniglia especially for our set of limited editions of the 6 volume Cycle. The mural is integrated into a hand-made ALL LEATHER DISPLAY CASE for the entire set of books. When all six volumes are placed in the case, the mural will be visible across the spines of the books and continued on each side of the case. A beautiful, unique item.

More info about the Adversary Cycle books and the case can be found here.


Little BooksLittle Books
The "Little Books" series features a themed set of stories for each book, written by world-renowned horror authors. More information about this series can be found here.

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Borderlands Press Boot Camp

"This past weekend I spent three days in Baltimore attending the first (2005) Writers Boot Camp put on by Borderlands Press. My evaluation of that experience? -If you are serious about your writing and have the opportunity to go next year, don't miss out. IT WAS THAT GOOD."

Joe Nassise, President HWA

Read Matthew Warner's article from Hellnotes about the Borderlands Boot Camp

If you want to make a quantum leap in your writing career,

THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE!
Attend the 10th

Writers Bookcamp

January 24–26, 2014

Place: Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel
10 West Burke Avenue ยท Towson, Maryland 21204

Accommodations are 2-room suites at a REDUCED convention rate

We are currently scheduling ONE session
that combines both SHORT FICTION and NOVEL
LIMITED to 24 Participants.

Any and all genres acceptable.

More than 40 Boot Camp Graduates have gone on to publish their novels or short fiction!

You will be expected to log in many hours of intensive analysis and criticism from your peers and the three guest instructors who will be guiding you through all the major elements of writing fiction.

You will be required to read (in advance) the submissions of your fellow workshop participants. (ALL OF THEM)

Your weekend will comprise of :

  • lecture (not a lot)
  • round table critiques (definitely a lot)
  • analysis by the instructors
  • Q&A panel discussion
  • readings (of your work)
  • a special exercise or maybe more...

Think you’ve heard enough?

In addition, you will receive a general understanding of the state of modern publishing—that is where and to whom to submit your material, the real deal on editors and agents, the characteristics of the genres, the perception of the difference between mainstream and literary fiction, and even a few words on marketing and publicity. Have your questions ready.

You will learn all the basic elements of writing and the processes needed to finish your manuscript and have it ready for submission to the market place. But more importantly you will get the much needed FEEDBACK that is often the missing factor which contributes to the success (or failure) of many writers.

Each instructor has a specific area they will be emphasizing. If you’ve never experienced a piece of fiction deconstructed (especially your own) and analyzed in a high-intensity workshop setting, be prepared to learn things about you, your writing, and  your ability to tell a good story.

You will discover this workshop is primarily concerned with analysis and criticism—

that is, learning how to give it out,
and more importantly,

how to take it.

Professional writers learn early on the ability to receive and implement critical feedback is the most important element contributing to the improvement of their craft.

When writers learn to EDIT their own work with a critical eye, they disover the ultimate key to their success.

Here is a list of some of pervious instructors:
(all AWARD Winners AND professionals!)

Gary Braunbeck
Mort Castle
Ginjer Buchanan, Sr. Editor, Berkley Putnam
Richard Chizmar
Douglas Clegg
Brian Keene
Jack Ketchum
Elizabeth Massie
David Morrell
Jaime Levine, Sr. Editor, Grand Central Publishing
Thomas F. Monteleone
Thomas Tessier
F. Paul Wilson
Douglas E. Winter

As Noted Previously:

You will be expected to critique your peers. This is the time when you must be honest, thorough, and unbiased. The round-table discussion format of this workshop depends upon each writer participating to the fullest extent.  We cannot emphasize this enough.

 

Short Fiction
Novel
   
To qualify:
Submit writing sample of up to 2,500 words
To: bootcamp@borderlandspress.com
(not necessarily the story you want work-shopped)

To qualify:
Submit first two chapters of your novel.
To: bootcamp@borderlandspress.com
 (not necessarily the novel you want work-shopped)

SUBMISSION DEADLINES
SUBMISSION DEADLINES

 

If accepted, your Short Story

(up to 5K words) to be work-shopped

must be sent to us by:

September 15, 2013

 

If accepted, your novel proposal must include:

—up to 35 opening pages of your novel (of that, preferably comprising 2 to 3 chapters) Times New Roman 14pt, Double Space, Story title and page number  must appear on every page

—synopsis or chapter outline of remainder

—brief but encompassing list of major and secondary characters and their biographies

and mus be sent to us by:

September 1st, 2013

Short Fiction $995.00
Novel $995.00

NO Refunds -- payment plans are availble.

We accept PayPal, Visa, MC, AMEX, Postal Money Orders

Questions may be sent to: bootcamp@borderlandspress.com

Do you think you have what it takes?

 

 

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