Early-bird Applications, Faculty, and Scholarships for VP 22 (2018)

Viable Paradise 22 (2018)

Sunday, October 21st - Friday, October 26th, 2018

Applications for Viable Paradise 22 (2018) are due to open in just a few short days: On January 1st, we invite writers to apply to this unique one-week workshop dedicated to writing and selling commercial science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

This year, we’re proud to make a number of announcements:

Early-bird Applications

Viable Paradise will be accepting applications from January 1 – June 1st – a two week shorter period than in past years. This year, we’re excited to offer a new Early-bird Application Fee that will apply from January 1 – January 31st. Here’s the full schedule of application fees:

  • January 1 – 31: $12.50 (USD)
  • February 1 – March 31: $25 (USD)
  • April 1 – May 15: $35 (USD)
  • May 16 – June 1: $50 (USD)

We hope that you’ll take advantage of our early-bird application period. For more information, and to apply when the application period opens, click here.

Faculty for VP 22 (2018)

A key part of what makes Viable Paradise unique is the broad range of experience, talent, and skill that our faculty bring to the island. This year, we’re proud to welcome the following eight instructors and three professionals-in-residence to work with this year’s students:

  • Instructors
    • Amal El-Mohtar
    • Max Gladstone
    • Steven Gould
    • Daryl Gregory
    • Scott Lynch
    • Teresa Nielsen Hayden
    • Nisi Shawl
    • Sherwood Smith
  • Writer-in-Residence: Elizabeth Bear
  • Writer-in-Residence: Laura J. Mixon
  • Editor-in-Residence: Patrick Nielsen Hayden

For more information about our faculty for VP 22 (2018), please click here.

Viable Paradise Writers-of-Color Scholarship

As we announced last month, Viable Paradise is proud to offer the inaugural Writers-of-Color Scholarship for the VP22 (2018) workshop.

Thanks to the generous support of the Viable Paradise community, we have successfully been able raise funds to expand our initial scholarship. Thanks to the community’s enthusiastic support, we are expanding the scholarship program to:

  • Sponsor half-tuitions for two students of color attending VP 22 (2018), and
  • Sponsor travel costs to and from the workshop for scholarship recipients.

For more information about the Writers-of-Color Scholarship and how to apply, please click here.