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Manuscript Consultation

A special feature of the Authors-At-Large literary journey is the one-on-one manuscript consultation option. Once you’ve signed up for a program trip, you may to submit up to 20 pages of prose or up to 6 poems (not to exceed 15 pages) to one or more of the authors who are participating on that journey to read and review. There is a charge per manuscript per author review, and there is a limit of two manuscripts per author you wish to consult and a maximum of three consultations per trip. Manuscripts must be submitted no later than four weeks prior to the first day of the program trip to allow our authors sufficient time for a thorough review of your submission.

On the first day of the trip, we provide time during the introductory session to sign up for a forty-five minute appointment with the author(s) to whom you’ve submitted a manuscript(s). This will be a private session between you and the author during which your work will be reviewed and discussed. The authors will provide written comments on your manuscript in addition to the discussion. Think of this as a conversation between two writers about the craft and challenge of writing, specifically as related to your work and writing process.

Authors-At-Large believes this method provides far more valuable feedback to writers than the typical one-time “writing workshops” offered by other programs. It is personal, intensive and focused entirely on your work and no one else. Since you will be traveling with these authors, there will also be opportunity to chat informally over the course of the journey about many aspect of writing and the writing life.

The earlier you reserve a consultation, the better your chances are of ensuring you will get a space with one of the authors of the program trip of your choice.

Consultation Fee:
Our standard fee is $500 per manuscript per author, payable with your submission.



Reservations for Hong Kong & Macau

Abby Frucht
Philip Graham
Robin Hemley
Xu Xi


Reservations for The Caribbean Journey: St. Martin & Barbados

Kwame Dawes
Lasana M Sekou
Sue William Silverman
Xu Xi


Reservations for Philippines

Robin Hemley
Rowena T Torrevillas
Xu Xi


Reservations for Slovenia/Croatia

Robin Hemley
Josip Novakovich
Russell Valentino
Xu Xi





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