Applications are now open for the 2018 Science Fiction Foundation Masterclass in Science Fiction Criticism. The 2018 Masterclass, the Eleventh, will take place from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July. This year we will be at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Three days of extremely enjoyable discussion and exchange of ideas in the delightful environment of the city of Cambridge, the Masterclass is highly valued by past students.
The 2018 Class Leaders are:
Nick Hubble (Brunel University) - Nick is co-editor of the Science Fiction Handbook (2013) and London in Contemporary British Fiction (2016)
John J. Johnston (Egypt Exploration Society) - John is co-editor of the mummy anthology Unearthed, his introduction for which was shortlisted for the BSFA Award for Non-Fiction.
Stephanie Saulter (author) - Stephanie is the author of Gemsigns and its sequels
Please note that this is not a creative writing workshop.
Price: £225; £175 for registered postgraduate students.
To apply please send a short (no more than 3,000 words) piece of critical writing (a blog entry, review, essay, or other piece), and a one page curriculum vitae, to email@example.com.
Applications received by 1 March 2018 will be considered by an Applications Committee. Acceptances will be sent out by 30 March. Applications received after 1 March may be considered if places are still available, on a strictly first-come first served basis.
A deposit of £50 will be payable within a week of acceptance. This deposit is only refundable in the event of another student taking your place
Past Masterclass students are encouraged to apply again (though we will prioritise applications from those who have not been previous students).