Applications are due by Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 11:59pm PST



Name *
Address *
Where are you in the book-writing process? *
Where to start the story? What the story is really about? Length – too long, too short? What your protagonist wants? Multiple points of view? Structure? Anything having to do with marketing, pitching, querying? Holding yourself accountable? Finding time to write? Doubting whether it's any good?
What are you publishing goals? *
PLEASE NOTE: Because the Story Genius method builds your protagonist and your story from the ground up, it does not work well for books that fall in the middle or at the end of a series. You must start completely from scratch – with your characters as well as your plot – and that tends not to work when you are limited by the book(s) you've already written. Unless you're willing to rethink the series as a whole, we recommend taking only Book 1 through the workshop.
Remember that we have no clue whatsoever. Help us see your book on the shelf. Pretend you are writing copy for the book jacket — entice a reader by explaining what the book is about, but also get at why the reader might care. For examples, check out the write-ups for books on, or pull a book off your shelf and read the description, found either on the back (paperback) or the inside cover flap (hardback).
Are you familiar with using Microsoft Word’s Track Changes tool? *
Our book coaches use it to give their feedback, so if you're not familiar with it, we can send you a little tutorial!
What is your T-Shirt Size?
We like to celebrate writer victories. If you'd like to be part of the celebration, please give us your t-shirt size.
If you were referred by someone directly like a Story Genius Alum, please put their first and last name here so we can thank them.
Show us a sample of your writing! (This can be ANY sample of fiction writing) *
Please upload your chapter (12 PT. TIMES NEW ROMAN FONT, DOUBLE-SPACED, WITH 1-INCH MARGINS ALL AROUND) using the "SUBMIT YOUR CHAPTER HERE" button. If you have problems uploading your chapter - please contact us at

Please include your name/email address on your sample pages