I am reaching out to you on behalf of the Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust. Odyssey is a non-profit dedicated to helping fiction writers improve their craft. Since its inception in 1996, Odyssey has become one of the most highly respected organizations in the world offering educational programs for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror.

I wanted to share some information about Your Personal Odyssey Writing Workshop, our breakthrough new online educational program, begun in 2022. YPO provides an intensive, one-on-one workshop experience, customized for each individual student. The program combines the renowned Odyssey lectures by top authors and editors, deep practice, expert feedback, and extensive mentorship with Odyssey director Jeanne Cavelos.

YPO was designed with the flexibility to make it possible for a wider range of writers to attend. The customized nature of the program also allows it to be much more effective in helping writers improve. Students are able to choose their own pace, taking the workshop over 6 weeks, 12 weeks, or 18 weeks; choose which writing topics they study and in what order; repeat a topic to delve deeper into content; and design individual assignments to address their writing weaknesses and build on their strengths.

For the twelve students admitted in 2023, six scholarships are available, including the Fresh Voices scholarship for an outstanding writer of color, and the Walter and Kattie Metcalf Singing Spider Scholarship for a fantasy novelist who shows great skill and promise.
The deadline to apply for Your Personal Odyssey is March 13, 2023.

We would very much appreciate your assistance in spreading the word so that we can help as many writers as possible. You can do this by sharing this announcement to your blog, social media accounts, and/or newsletter, along with our link: https://odysseyworkshop.com/about-the-workshop/

You can find all the details at the link above, where you can also peruse the many free writing resources on our site. Please reply with any questions you might have.

All the best!
Starr O’Hara
Odyssey Publicist


Odyssey Writing Workshops

PO Box 75

Mont Vernon, NH 03057



About Jacey Bedford

Jacey Bedford maintains this blog. She is a writer of science fiction and fantasy (www.jaceybedford.co.uk), the secretary of Milford SF Writers (www.milfordSF.co.uk), a singer (www.artisan-harmony.com) and a music agent booking UK tours and concerts for folk performers (www.jacey-bedford.com).
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2 Responses to Odyssey

  1. dergullen says:

    Thanks for this Jacey,

    I’m sure Odyssey are kosher, but when I try to follow their link I get a security warning from my browser telling me not to proceed. Obviously nothing to to do with us, but I guess a fair few other people will see this too.

    Hope all’s well. Life here is one long journey between MRI scanners.



  2. Jacey Bedford says:

    Yes Odyssey is legit. Here’s a link that works for me without a warning: https://www.odysseyworkshop.org/


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