Our next namelos writers’ workshop is scheduled for May 23-26, 2014. Here are the details:

Location:  Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center, North Andover, MA (

Editors:  Stephen Roxburgh, Carolyn Coman, Joy Neaves, and Karen Klockner.

Format:  One of our editors will read and edit your manuscript prior to the workshop. You will meet one-on-one with that editor for an hour or two half-hours each day on Saturday and Sunday. Every morning there will be group session on various aspects of writing—such as plot, storyboarding, theme, and voice.

Participants will also have the opportunity to schedule meetings with the other editors, who will have read samples of their work. Manuscripts must be submitted by May 1, 2014.

Cost:  $1,250 includes the price for the conference plus a single room and all meals.

RSVP:  We can accommodate 16 writers on a first-come, first-served basis.To secure a slot you will need to send $625 in advance with the balance due by May 1, 2014. Payment can be made by check or with a credit card through PayPal. For details contact roxburgh (at)

Finally, for those who will not have a manuscript ready in time for this May workshop, we will once again have a workshop over the Veteran’s Day weekend (Nov. 8-11, 2014) at the Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, NC ( If you are interested in attending, or have any questions, please contact me at  We look forward to hearing from you!

Stephen Roxburgh
President & Publisher