Friends, colleagues, fellow writers, and supporters:
The community we’ve built in Texas over the last seven years has been full of learning, laughter, and fellowship as creators. Producing Paradise Lost has been a labor of love, and one I’ve undertaken voluntarily and happily.
Some of you may have been wondering about the lack of announcements for Paradise Lost 8. Although the camaraderie that we have all experienced has been priceless, hosting PL has come at the expense of my own writing goals and time spent with my family. With a heavy heart, I’ve decided to not hold a PL event in 2018.
I’ve always said PL is an experiment in community. I’m not done with that grand experiment, but I need a break to think about what I want to do next.
In the meantime, the community remains. Support, challenge, and celebrate each other, and we will continue to celebrate your successes and pontificate wildly as to our collective aspirations with you. The Facebook page will be the best way to keep in touch with me about Paradise Lost – keep watch there for further news next year.
Is open for registration!
We’re getting everything updated for Paradise Lost 7. Stay tuned for announcements!
The event suite is room 1457 in the San Fernando tower, which can be accessed from the 6th floor.
Come get your welcome packets!
Submissions for Critique Track:
Submissions are due by March 15th, 12 pm CST
They may be up to five thousand words, which may be either a work of short fiction or an excerpt from a longer work. If you are submitting a novel, it is acceptable to send a novel synopsis, outline, or other supporting material, though it is not required reading.
Submissions should be in the standard manuscript format, saved in rich text format.
The file naming convention is the first letter of your given name, your last name, underscore the story name.
“A Retreat too Far.”
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once all submissions are collected and sorted, we will be sending out dropbox links to the email address you registered with so you can get your group reading packets. That typically takes our staff about a week to complete.
This year’s essay contest saw twice as many submissions as last year, and the quality of the writing was excellent. Everyone on staff at Paradise Lost 6 was impressed by the effort and passion that went into them. To all the entrants, thank you. We encourage you to try again next year.
Please, join us in congratulating Sandra. We are looking forward to her joining us this spring in San Antonio with Ken Scholes, Fran Wilde, Jaye Wells, and Walter Jon Williams.
Is now accepting applicants. You know what to do!