No Better Time to Enroll than Now

The Class of 2013 has its first registered members for the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp, bringing with them thriller and science fiction works-in-progress for our staff of award-winning novelist, editors, literary agents, and fellow classmates to help them advance their books for publication.

They’ve taken advantage of the Bookcamp’s early registration discount, and so can you.

The N-I-P Bookcamp, sponsored by the not-for-profit Wisconsin Writers Association, is a six-day, six-night, all-included workshop for writers in all genres working on a novel or creative nonfiction book. You will spend the entire Bookcamp with professional writers, editors, and literary agents at the lovely Cedar Valley Center & Spa in rural Wisconsin. Check out our venue, we think you’ll be impressed:

The 2013 Bookcamp’s only goal is to help advance your manuscript with expert advice on the craft of long-form storytelling, and furthering you understanding of today’s evolving publishing industry.

One registration fee covers all expenses: room, board, instructional classes and materials, one-on-one sessions, and all the customized advice from publishing professionals you can handle. Additional spa services are optional, and can be arranged through Cedar Valley. The cost is no greater than a similar stay at a quality vacation resort. Refunds are available upon request prior to the start of the Bookcamp.

The best news: it’s free to apply for the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp. Once enrolled, we can work out a comfortable payment scheduled for you. Because space is limited in the Bookcamp, a selection process is required.

To apply for the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp sponsored by the Wisconsin Writers Association, send no money now. Instead send Dave Rank, Bookcamp Director an email ( with the following information in the body of the email. No attachments please.

  1. The first two chapters or up to 25 pages of your manuscript (please send full chapters only). Other examples of your work may be substituted if your work-in-progress is at the outline stage, with an explanation.
  2. A cover letter with this information:
    1. Your full name, contact info (address and phone number), a bio paragraph centered on your writing background;
    2. The title and genre of your book, word length (actual or projected); status of your book at this time (outline only, mid-first draft, in final edit phase, etc.);
    3. Optional: Mention any specific area of your book you will be looking for assistance (such as improving plot, adding subplots, adding depth to characters, etc.). This will help us tailor the Bookcamp to better serve your needs.
  3. A one- or two-page synopsis of your book. Include plot summary with ending.

When you send us your application, we will notify you within five working days if your application is accepted. At that time we will ask for a $100 deposit to secure your place in the Bookcamp. Once you send in the deposit we will arrange final payment for the rest of the registration fee. A two-installment plan is available.

This is the registration fee schedule (which includes the $100 deposit). We can only guarantee single rooms for the first 13 accepted applicants. Refunds are possible, less the $100 deposit, up to May 1, 2013.

Early Registration (by January 31, 2013)

  •  $1,426, non-WWA member, single room;
  • $1,376, WWA member, single room;
  • $1,399, non-WWA member, double room;
  • $1,349, WWA member, double room.

Late Registration (February 1-April 30)

  • $1,486, non-WWA member, single room;
  • $1,426, WWA member, single room;
  • $1,459, non-WWA member, double room;
  • $1,399, WWA member, double room.

To learn more about the Bookcamp or to submit an application, contact Dave Rank, Bookcamp Director, Or go to our website,; or our Facebook page,!/NIPBookcamp.

For more information about the Wisconsin Writers Association, go to the website


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