Pre-Conference Next Level

March 21–23, 2018

Take your writing to new levels with a Pre-Conference Next Level Clinic

Purpose of the Next Level Mentoring Clinic

The Next Level Pre-Conference Mentoring Clinics are designed to give new to intermediate writers an opportunity to focus on and move toward their next level in their writing journey. 

There is separate registration for the Pre-Conference Next Level Clinics

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Next Level Clinics include four options:

Fiction

Writers new to writing for publication, Intermediate Writers

Nonfiction

Writers new to writing for publication, Intermediate writers

Children’s Writers

Board books, picture books and readers—ages birth–10

Platform

Writers wanting practical, constructive feedback and suggestions on their website and social media sites.

Extra Fee • Application • Groups Limited to 6 •
Pre-Submission of writing samples or links to your Social Media/Internet platform • Instruction • Mentor & Critique Group Focused

As a participant you can expect to receive:

  • Instruction to take your writing or platform to the next level
  • Feedback on your clinic submission
  • Personal one-on-one time with your mentor
  • Opportunities to offer comments and ask questions
  • Interaction with other writers in your group

Application Details & Requirements

Entrance to a Next Level Clinic is by application only

A pre-conference Next Level Mentoring Clinic offers an added-value opportunity for an additional fee.

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Application Process

Submit a Word Document attachment in an email to coordinator, Jan Kern: jankern@gmail.com
  • In subject line of your email, write: MH Next Level 2018 – YOUR NAME
  • Your attached document should include these items:
    • Name and contact information, including mailing address, phone number, and email address
    • The Next Level Clinic for which you are applying (Children’s, Fiction, Nonfiction, Platform)
    • Your purpose and goal for participation in a Next Level Clinic
    • Your writing credits and experience, if any
    • For a writing clinic (Children's, Fiction, or Nonfiction), a minimum of a three-page sample of your writing
      • Your sample should be a sample piece that represents the genre of the clinic for which you are applying. See Sample Requirements for preparing your application sample.
      • Your sample should represent your current best writing. It can be edited by you but please submit a sample that has not been edited by others.
    • For the Platform clinic, submit a listing of the links to your website and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Goodreads, etc.)
Space is limited to six participants per clinic, apply now!

Sample Requirements

  • Children’s writing:
    A sample of children’s writing—board or picture book or reader, ages 0–10. If your sample is from a work-in-progress, include title, intended audience, and a paragraph summary of your project.

  • Fiction:
    A scene between two people, including dialogue. If your scene is part of a work-in-progress, include title, intended audience, and a paragraph about the plot and characters.

  • Nonfiction:
    A sample of a nonfiction writing piece—an article, personal experience story, essay, or sample chapter. If your sample is from a work-in-progress, include title, intended audience, and a paragraph summary of your project.

  • Platform:
    For the Platform Clinic, submit a listing of the links to your website and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Goodreads, etc.). Include a note about your target audience and the genre(s) you write in. Please note: Participants should feel comfortable with the computer and Internet, including a basic understanding of Facebook.

  • NOTE:
    These are the requirements for the sample you send in with your application for a Next Level Mentoring Clinic. When you are assigned your mentor, she or he will give you more specific additional criteria for the writing you will submit to use during your time together in your clinic group. Your submission for your mentoring group may or may not be the same as your application sample writing.

Schedule

Next Level: March 21–23, 2018

Wednesday

6:00pmDinner
7:30–9:00pmMentoring Clinics Meet

Thursday

8:00amBreakfast
9:00–10:30amMentoring Clinics Meet
10:30–11:00amBreak
11:00–12:00amMentoring Clinics Meet
12:15pmLunch
1:00–3:15pmIndividual Consultations for Genre Writing Clinics
3:15–3:45pmBreak
3:45–5:15pmMentoring Clinics Meet
5:15–6:00pmBreak
6:00pmDinner
EveningWriting Assignments

Friday

8:00amBreakfast
9:00–10:30amMentoring Clinics Meet
10:30–11:00amBreak
11:00–12:00amMentoring Clinics Meet
12:15pmLunch
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