DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
50 Kingsmill Road
For twenty years, Borderlands Writers Boot Camp has been the premier workshop for aspiring horror writers. With a roster of past instructors including Thomas F. Monteleone, F. Paul Wilson, David Morrell, Richard Chizmar, Ginjer Buchanan, Elizabeth Massie, and Douglas E. Winter, this intense weekend program has produced dozens of the genre’s most notable names over the past two decades.
We are proud to announce that Borderlands Writers Boot Camp is now part of the Scares That Care 501c3 charity’s family of events.
The 2023 Borderlands Writers Boot Camp will take place March 29 through 31 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 50 Kingsmill Road Williamsburg, VA 23185. The event will feature two and a half days of personal classroom time with a focus on writing, editing, submitting, and selling short stories. Students will be required to submit a short story to be workshopped prior to attendance.
The instructors for 2023 are Brian Keene, Mary SanGiovanni, Maurice Broaddus, Jeff Strand, Norman Prentiss, and John Urbancik.
Tuition is $750 per student, and includes an intense three-day workshop and classroom experience, both one-on-one and in a group setting. Price also includes admission into the second annual Scares that Care AuthorCon, taking place in the same hotel immediately following the completion of Boot Camp, giving students a real-time opportunity to immediately utilize some of the skills they’ve just learned. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging. Because the instructors will be putting in advance time with each submitted story prior to the actual workshop, a non-refundable fee of $100 will be charged should a student need to cancel.
The deadline to sign up and submit your story is January 31, 2023. After that, no further registrations will be accepted.