THE WRITER’S HOTEL: BACK IN-PERSON IN NYC JUNE 8-14 2022!

WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO RETURN TO OUR IN-PERSON, NEW YORK CITY CONFERENCE MAGIC!

Major Workshop Fiction Faculty includes Elyssa East, Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven. More faculty is TBA. NYC sites include The Algonquin Hotel, The Casablanca Hotel and the legendary KGB Bar for our TWH 2022 reading series.

2022 will be a very special year for The Writer’s Hotel and the greater TWH community. TWH 2022 includes the genres of Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry. We’re looking forward to being with our writers in-person. There truly is no other conference like ours. We’ve dearly missed the joy of being able to work one-on-one in person and bask in the incredible context of New York City. NYC is beloved to us. NYC! Rich with literary history, abuzz with energy and promise, and brimming with actual factual opportunities.

THE WRITER'S HOTEL NYC “MINI MFA” IS A SPECIAL HYBRID WRITERS CONFERENCE

The Writer’s Hotel NYC “Mini MFA” is a one-of-a-kind conference. TWH Editors read and consult on each writer’s full length manuscript pre-conference, followed by a week-long in-person conference. From our virtual pre-reading process through to our in-person writers conference, TWH takes writers and their writing to the next level. Via TWH, writers bring their work from desk to marketplace. It's an extraordinary opportunity.

TWO PROGRAM COMPONENTS ARE INCLUDED

Our programming includes two components: the pre-conference TWH Team Reading, performed by TWH editors; and all in-person events June 8-14, 2022. TWH is a unique and comprehensive writing program. We are extremely selective.

PRE-CONFERENCE READING: Working with writers virtually pre-conference helps bring manuscripts into focus before the in-person conference in June, so that attendees can bring a polished, newly-considered manuscript to the conference to pitch to agents and/or editors. Each writer receives two sets of comments--two editors read each manuscript. We call this our TWH “Team Reading”. In our Team Reading, we generate hundreds of comments, from line edits to developmental edits. We also offer a follow-up phone call with both TWH Editors to address any questions a writer may have about those comments. The virtual pre-reading feature begins immediately upon acceptance. We created TWH so that writers can get more from a writers conference than ever before. Our price is extremely competitive; we feel that the pre-conference reading value alone may well be worth the price of admission. And writers attend the conference feeling an artistic momentum since they've been working hard on their manuscripts before they even begin the in-person conference program.

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE EVENTS JUNE 8-14-2022: Major Workshops in Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry, All-Genre Lectures and All-Genre Labs (All-Genre, indicating what we are currently instructing—Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry); curated attendee readings, literary agent pitch sessions (in the past we’ve had Foundry, Rob Weisbach Creative Management, Curtis Brown, Ltd., Folio Lit and many more). We also host a Community Open Mic Night to foster community and celebrate diversity of voice within the program. All of these events are included in the programming. Our workshops and lectures are led by some of the industry's best agents and writers.

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TWH VIRTUAL WORKROOM

Our virtual one-on-one TWH Workroom Program is open Workroom runs for a 14-month period and TWH Editors read five full-length manuscripts and made extensive notes. We are also performing TWH One-Off Critiques, which are two-editor Team Readings of manuscripts for those writers looking to polish their manuscripts on a one-time basis. Each program includes follow-up phone call strategy meetings, and agent referrals are made as appropriate. 

For more about TWH Workroom and the guidelines, PLEASE CLICK HERE. 

The Writer's Hotel Workroom is a virtual one-on-one program. TWH Workroom includes five full manuscript Team Readings, performed by Scott Wolven and Shanna McNair. Workroom spans a fourteen month period, and includes five follow-up phone calls and agency referrals. We run Workrooms in the following genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Screenplay/Scripts. Cost is $3,500. Space is limited. Workroom spots tend to fill up quickly and must be reserved in advance. Current start dates are September 1, 2021 and October 15, 2021.

The Writer's Hotel One-Off Critique is a full manuscript reading. This reading is performed by TWH Editors Scott Wolven and Shanna McNair. TWH Editors read and review together as a team of two, so writers get notes from each editor. This reading is performed one time only and includes a follow-up phone call to strategize next steps and talk about agent referrals. This option is best for those writers who wish to do a final polish on their manuscript before sending it out to agents. Cost is $1500. Space is limited. Turnaround is roughly six weeks. 100K words is our maximum reading length, unless we make an exception.

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THE WRITER’S HOTEL IN THE NEWS 

Lumina Journal article by Nicole Flippo, “In Conversation with Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven, with Thoughts on The Writer’s Hotel and The New Guard 

The Magic Continues for The Writers Hotel” by TWH ‘17 & ’19 Fiction Alum and TA Lyndsie Manusos on Sacred Chickens 

Article in the Portland Press Herald by Bob Keyes, “For nation’s aspiring writers, there’s room at the inn” on The Writer's Hotel program and TWH Founding Director Shanna McNair's vision for writers

TWH on Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP):  "A New Kind of Writing Program? The Writer’s Hotel Master Class"

Article on The Writer’s Hotel by TWH Fiction Alum and TA Julie Carpenter: “The Writer's Hotel: My Experience and Why You Should Consider Applying

Article about The Writer's Hotel by Lisa Markuson: "The Only Writers Conference I Ever Dreamed of Attending"

TWH Director Shanna McNair on Exaclair's "The Writer's Project"

Newsletter article in Black Lawrence Press’ Sapling Newsletter on The New Guard and The Writer’s Hotel

TWH on The Portland Phoenix: "Checking in: The New Guard and The Writer's Hotel"

TWH on the Poets & Writers Conferences and Residencies Database

TWH on Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Writers' Conferences & Centers (WC&C) Member listing*

*The Writer's Hotel holds a membership with the WC&C

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Please visit us on the web at www.writershotel.com or at www.writershotelweekends.com for more information about our Weekends and/or our All-Fiction "Mini MFA". You can always contact us by email at editors@writershotel.com about any of our conferences.

::The New Guard literary review is the publishing arm of The Writer's Hotel.:: www.newguardreview.com.::  

WRITE BETTER, PUBLISH SMARTER. GET INSPIRED.

Application guidelines for The Writer's Hotel One-Off Critiques

The Writer's Hotel One-Off Critique is a full manuscript reading. The Writer's Hotel One-Off Critique is a full manuscript reading is performed by TWH Editors Scott Wolven and Shanna McNair. TWH Editors read and review together as a team of two, so writers get notes from each of us. This reading is performed one time only and includes a follow-up phone call to strategize next steps and talk about agent referrals. This option is best for those writers who wish to do a final polish on their manuscript before sending it out to agents. Cost is $1500. Turnaround is roughly six weeks. 100K words is our maximum reading length, unless we make an exception. All applicants we consider for One-Off Critiques will be phoned for an interview.


We offer TWH One-Off Critiques on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

The Writer's Hotel Workroom is a virtual one-on-one program. TWH Workroom includes five full manuscript Team Readings, performed by Scott Wolven and Shanna McNair. Workroom spans a fourteen month period, and includes five follow-up phone calls and agency referrals. We run Workrooms in the following genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Screenplay/Scripts. Cost is $3,500. Space is limited. Workroom spots tend to fill up quickly and must be reserved in advance. Current start dates are September 1, 2021 and October 15, 2021.

Application guidelines for The Writer's Hotel Workroom:

To apply, please submit up to 5000 words of prose, 10 pages of poetry or 15 pages of a Final Draft script . Please include a letter of interest, describing your current projects. And please tell us why you think The Writer's Hotel Workroom would be helpful or meaningful to you as a writer. All applicants we consider for TWH Workroom will be phoned for an interview.

There is no deadline. We offer TWH Workroom on a first-come, first-serve basis. When Workroom is full, we will not accept applications. 

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