Last spring, I applied to a certain weeklong sf/f workshop in Martha’s Vineyard and got back a “no more room, we strongly urge you to apply again next year”. I’ve also seen lots of “apply early”. The submission period opens January 1st. So. What did I do?
I’d imagine mailing something today in a 9×11 envelope first class would get it to the Boston area by 12/31 or 1/2, would you say? Is that early enough? Will I get in this time?
I’ll find out in July.
I also sent better samples of my writing. Last year’s submission was a 6k story that was five years old and was a bit of an experiment in viewpoint. This time, I sent two stories, each 4k, that show different aspects of my writing. See, I’m versatile! And the writing is fresh, and newer than five years old.
All I know is, you don’t get things by rolling over and showing the world your belly. My teeth are clenched, my claws dug in.
I’d cross my fingers but that won’t work with the visuals above. Besides, I Iike feeling wolfish at the moment. Growl!