How This All Works

September 28 & 29, 2019

zoom.us

Zoom.us is a video web conferencing software that allows us to host hundreds of people at once on the same video calls. It’s like Skype, but for lots of people at once. All attendees will need to download this free software to participate. We will provide you with conference room codes and passwords to access the group workshops you’ll be part of.

Our Workshops

Each workshop group has a maximum of 6 attendees. This ensures that everyone in the group has enough time to receive feedback for their work. 

A month prior to the workshop, you will send your material to us at the WCH Shop, and we will distribute it to your instructors and the other members of your workshop group. We expect that each attendee will give the same level of feedback that they hope to receive. Keeping the groups small ensures that you won’t be overwhelmed with lots of material to read before the workshop.

If you don’t have a query letter ready for the query workshop, just write one as best as you can to fit your project, even if it’s not ready to submit. The purpose of the query workshop isn’t just to get your query ready to submit right away, but to give you the tools you need to craft the best query letter when you’re ready to do so. 

A Bit More About Us

At WCH, we wanted to create a workshop you can engage in from the comfort of your home, sitting on your couch, in your pajamas, sipping tea or coffee or doing whatever makes you most comfortable. We especially wanted to enable those who don’t have the time, resources, or ability to leave home to participate in a social environment where they can connect with other authors and meet agents and editors.

Our faculty is made up of amazing agents and editors from leading publishers and agencies in New York, with both seasoned professionals with proven track records and up and coming stars in the industry. You’ll get to meet with two or more of them, and they’ll all provide you with insight not only to your work, but the industry at large.

 

Online Workshops

We don’t compromise on quality. At The WCH Shop, you get focused attention from our expert faculty, workshopping your query and first pages along with a group of writers of your same skill level.

Why Online?

Lots of reasons, really. First and foremost, we believe everyone should be able to attend conferences, and many writers aren’t able to get out of town—or even their home— to attend them. 

Networking, Perfected

Just because we’re online doesn’t mean you won’t have networking opportunities at The WCH Shop. Each of our three craft workshop groups are limited to a 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio. 

A Brief Overview What You Get at the WCH Shop

  • One first pages workshop led by a faculty member (either an editor or an agent)
  • One query letter workshop, also led by a faculty member
  • A keynote address by a New York Times Bestselling-author Jessica Day George
  • The feel of a conference hosted at a hotel or convention center, but from the comfort of your couch (or wherever you're most comfortable!)
  • Additional first 50- and 100-page workshops available (limited supply)