The 2016 Colorado Writing Workshop: July 30, 2016 (Denver)

Screen shot 2014-08-13 at 8.58.34 PMThe latest Colorado Writing Workshop is now finished. Thank you to all who attended. If you are interested in attending the next area event, email us at writingdayworkshops [at] and say you want to be alerted about the next Colorado workshop when a date is finalized.


After a successful launch in 2014, the Colorado Writing Workshop is back for 2016! Writing Day Workshops is excited to announce The 2016 Colorado Writing Workshop — a full-day “How to Get Published” writing event outside Denver, CO on July 30, 2016.

This writing event is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. Note that there are limited seats at the new venue (125 total). All questions about the event regarding schedule, details and registration are answered below. Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Colorado Writing Workshop!


This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver-Thornton. In other words, it’s one day full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published. We’ll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries & pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. No matter what you’re writing — fiction or nonfiction — the day’s classes will help point you in the right direction. Writers of all genres are welcome.

This event is designed to squeeze as much into one day of learning as possible. You can ask any questions you like during the classes, and get your specific concerns addressed. The event’s faculty includes literary agents who will meet with writers.

By the end of the day, you will have all the tools you need to move forward on your writing journey. This independent event is organized by coordinator Jessica Bell of Writing Day Workshops.


A new presenter will be named when the next workshop is set.





All throughout the day: Agent & Editor Pitching.



(Please note that Agent/Editor Pitching is an add-on, separate aspect of the day, for only those who sign up. Spaces are limited for these premium meetings, and pricing/detail is explained below.)


$149 — EARLY BIRD base price for registration to one event and access to all workshops, all day on July 30, 2016.

Add $29 — to secure a 10-minute one-on-one meeting with one of the literary agents. Use this special meeting as a chance to pitch your work and get agent feedback on your pitch. (Spaces limited.) If they wish, attendees are free to sign up for two meeting slots at twice the price to give themselves a longer consultation/pitch, or to meet multiple individuals.

Add $69 — for an in-depth, personal critique of your one-page query letter. Registrants are encouraged to take advantage of the specially-priced critique, so they can send out their query letter with confidence following the workshop. Also, if you are meeting with an agent at the event, you’re essentially speaking your query letter aloud to them. Wouldn’t it be wise to give that query letter (i.e., your pitch) one great edit before that meeting?

How to pay/register — Registration is now open. Reach out to workshop organizer Jessica Bell via email:, and she will provide specific instructions for payment and registration to get you a reserved seat at the event. Payment is by either PayPal or check. Because Jessica plans different workshops, make sure you note that you’re inquiring about the Colorado workshop specifically.


Because of limited space at the venue of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver-Thornton, the workshop can only allow 125 registrants, unless spacing issues change. For this reason, we encourage you to book sooner rather than later.

Are spaces still available? Yes, we still have spaces available. We will announce RIGHT HERE, at this point on this web page, if either workshop is sold out. If you do not see a note right here saying how all spaces are booked in a location, then yes, we still have room at both events, and you are encouraged to register.

How to Register: The easy first step is simply to reach out to workshop organizer Jessica Bell via email: (Because Jessica plans different workshops, make sure you note that you’re inquiring about the Colorado workshop specifically.) She will pass along registration information to you, and give instructions on how to pay by PayPal or check. Once payment is complete, you will have a reserved seat at the event. The CWW will send out periodic e-mail updates to all registered attendees with any & all news about the event.

Refunds: If you sign up for the event and have to cancel for any reason, you will receive 50% of your total payment back [sent by check or PayPal]. The other 50% is nonrefundable and will not be returned, and helps the workshop ensure that only those truly interested in the limited spacing sign up for the event. (Please note that query editing payments are completely non-refundable if the instructor has already edited your letter.)