To Apply for the 2019 Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp

[This page covers application materials, fees, and other info.]

Application Materials

Because of limited space, an application for enrollment process is required. To apply:

For the Bookcamp – Email to Director Dave Rank (click here to email Dave) :

  1. The first three pages of your work-in-progress;
  2. Brief bio including an outline of your writing goals, background and/or education;
  3. Paragraph with a very brief description of your WIP, including its genre, estimated word count, and how far along you are.

For the Writing Retreat – Email to Director Dave Rank (click here to email Dave):

  1. Brief bio outlining your writing career goals, background and/or education;
  2. Paragraph with a brief description of your WIP, including how far along you are and what you plan to accomplish at the Retreat.

You will be notified within five working days whether you have been accepted into the program of your choice.

Bookcamp applicants only: When accepted, you will be asked to provide us with the following materials, which help our staff familiarize themselves with your project.

Core Information about your Work-in-Progress

  1. The first 3 chapters or up to 30 pages of your manuscript (please send full chapters only). If you are in the initial story development phase of your work-in-progress, samples of your previous work will suffice.
  2. A query letter with marketing pitch for your book to an agent or publisher.
  3. A one- to two-page synopsis of your book, double spaced. Include plot summary with ending.

Other Information to Submit

  1. Your full name, contact info (address and phone number), a brief bio paragraph centered on your writing background.
  2. The title and genre of your book, word length (actual or projected), the status of your book (outline only, mid-first draft, in final edit phase, etc.)
  3. Optional, mention any specific area of your book you want assistance on (such as improving plot, developing subplots, adding depth to characters, etc.). This will help us tailor the Bookcamp to better serve your needs.

Upon acceptance, we will ask for a refundable $100 deposit to secure your place in either the Bookcamp or Writing Retreat. We will work out a comfortable payment schedule with you for the remaining portion of your registration fee.

Full fee refunds are available until April 15, 2019.

To submit your application, $100 deposit, and/or the total registration fee:

Send your check to the Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp, c/o Dave Rank, 831 S. Seventh Ave., West Bend, WI 53095.

Questions? Contact Dave Rank, Bookcamp Director, by email (click here to send Dave an email) or call 262-717-5154

2019 Registration Fees & Options

(See below for lower-cost shared double-room options.)

BOOKCAMP – single room (except for commuter rates), all meals, all instructional classes, one-on-one meetings with staff, and all other activities

Early Registration Period (June 1, 2018–April 10, 2019)

  • $1,475, single room
  • $1,385, single room (CWA member*)
  • $1,360, single room (Bookcamp Alumni)
  • $   945, commuter (includes all meals)
  • $   898, commuter (Bookcamp Alumni or CWA member)

* Chicago Writers Association; www.chicagowrites.org.

Late Registration (April 11 or later). Full price, no discounts.

  • $1,505, single room
  • $ 1,105, commuter

 

WRITING RETREAT – single room (except for commuter rates), all meals, all Writing Retreat programs, select Bookcamp activities

Early Registration Period (June 1, 2018–April 10, 2019)

  • $995, single room
  • $895, single room (Bookcamp Alumni or CWA member*)
  • $600, commuter (includes registration fee & all meals)

* Chicago Writers Association; www.chicagowrites.org.

Optional Add-ons

  • $195, attend Bookcamp Afternoon/Evening Presentations
    (excluding morning classes, one-on-ones, group critiques, agent morning sessions)
  • $  20, submit first page/query for Slush Pile Readings
  • $  20, pitch per agent/editor during Pitch Sessions

Late Registration (April 11 or later). Full price, no discounts.

  • $1,175, single room
  • $   895, commuter (includes registration fee & all meals)

 

SHARED ROOM RATES

Double Room Registration – Bookcamp

  • $2,572 – double room/2 enrolled writer occupants ($1,286 per person)

Double Room Registration – Writing Retreat

  • $1,800 – double room/2 enrolled writer occupants ($900 per person)

Couple Registration – fee for 1 enrolled writer and 1 guest nonparticipant

  • $1,981 – $1,286 for enrolled writer (double room rate) and $695 for nonparticipant
    (includes all meals and social activities)

(No Late Registration Charge for Double Rooms)

 

GENERAL INFO

Apply early. NIP Bookcamp registrants will receive lodging preference if necessary.

Payment checks should be written to Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp, and mailed to: NIP Bookcamp, c/o Dave Rank, 831 S. Seventh Ave., West Bend, WI 53095.

Payment can be made in one or two installments.

Bookcamp Scholarship Opportunities

Thanks to the Chicago Writers Association (CWA) for sponsoring a full scholarship to the 2018 Novel-in-Progress Bookcamp for the winner of their First Chapter Contest, open to members of the CWA.

Look for details about the 3rd Annual First Chapter Contest in the summer of 2018.

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