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June 1, 2001, Newtown, Connecticut
ONLINE WRITING WORKSHOPS, LLC, LAUNCHES WEB-BASED IMPROVEMENT VENUE FOR HORROR AUTHORS
Online Writing Workshops, LLC, creators of the Del Rey Digital Writing Workshop for Science Fiction & Fantasy, an online workshop with over 4100 members, today announced the launch of its newest online writing workshop--this one for aspiring writers of horror. (horror.onlinewritingworkshop.com)
With half a million manuscripts written each year, and only a 1-in-400 chance of getting a first book published, aspiring writers need all the help they can get, and a seven-day-a-week, 24-hour-a-day online venue for peer review is a great resource. Member testimonials from the SF & Fantasy workshop, run in partnership with genre publisher Del Rey Books, indicate that OWW's workshops deliver on their promise of helping authors improve their writing.
The Online Writing Workshop for Horror will be an independent workshop not associated with a publisher. Horror editor, author, and summer workshop director Jeanne Cavelos, who created the award-winning Abyss line of horror titles, will contribute editorial reviews to the workshop.
Members are given a free one-month trial period, after which a $40 annual membership fee is charged for continued participation. OWW's low annual fee sets the company's offering apart from other online opportunities to improve one's writing: Internet-based courses and workshop classes that can cost up to ten times as much for a weeks-long program.
The OWW Web-site interface provides many advanced and unique features for writers and reviewers while remaining clear and easy to use. Features include instantaneous posting of submissions via the Web, aggregated reviews and ratings for each submission, review history for each reviewer, and an informative member directory. Members retain all rights to their work and participate at whatever level they choose.
While there are private or hobby workshops that operate via e-mail or the Web, Online Writing Workshops's professional, robust offerings are the first to maximize the potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web in providing aspiring writers with a venue in which to improve their writing and, perhaps, get discovered by editors or agents.
Online Writing Workshops plans to launch public workshops in other genres before the end of 2001. The company also offers turnkey online workshops or technology licenses to writers' conferences, writers' associations, and academic societies--any organization whose members could benefit from the opportunity to improve their writing through peer review, no matter how distant their geographical locations.
Online Writing Workshops, LLC, is based in Connecticut. The founding members share between them years of editorial experience, a career in Web development beginning in 1994, and expertise in management and back-end programming for interactive Web sites.
For more information, please contact Online Writing Workshop founder and CEO Ellen Key Harris-Braun at email@example.com or 203/426-8662.
The Online Writing Workshop for Horror can be found at horror.onlinewritingworkshop.com; Online Writing Workshops, LLC's Web site is www.onlinewritingworkshop.com.
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