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Here's what people have been saying about it: “I’m really appreciating having people to be accountable to. I’ve gotten more done in the past two weeks than I had in the six months previously.” “I appreciate being encouraged to put my own writing first.” “I already feel like I've gotten a lot out of this program because it has made me feel like there's hope for keeping my project alive, and I've gotten some concrete ideas for how to proceed. Thanks!”
Who is the inside track for?
It’s for writers who want a supportive environment, free from judgment and full of colleagues who want to help. Maybe you have a book-length project you want to commit to finishing, or a daily or weekly writing goal you want to hit consistently. Either way, if you’re the kind of writer who has a hard time staying focused and meeting your writing goals—because of a busy job, a demanding home life, or simply because you don’t have a lot of other writers in your life—the Inside Track is for you.
Who is the inside track not for?
If you’d like an editing service, a workshop, or a class with homework and directed readings, the Inside Track is not the best fit for you. If you often find yourself asking questions at readings that aren’t really questions, but are instead long pointless anecdotes, you might want to sit this one out. Also, if you’re a single human brain floating in a jar, who believes in the myth of the Lone Genius Writer and who thinks that self-imposed exile from other writers and all influence is the only way you will ever write anything good, then the friendly, supportive environment of the Inside Track might not be very valuable to you.
The Inside Track includes the following services:
The Inside Track is offered in two tiers: full and basic.
If you’re looking for one-on-one support and added resources to push your writing practice further, the full plan consists of twice-monthly remote group seminars, one-on-one office hours, weekly writing check-in, online members-only forum, and complimentary monthly Literistic Longlist subscription—all the services listed above. It costs $180 USD per month, nonrefundable.
If you’re looking for a lower time commitment but still want access to the benefits of community-building and regular contact with other committed writers, you can opt for the basic plan, which includes twice-monthly remote group seminars and access to our online members-only forum. It costs $100 USD per month, nonrefundable.
We accept new members to the Inside Track on a rolling basis; apply anytime. We want everyone within each group to be a good fit for each other, so we ask that you fill out an application and give us a couple business days for processing before we can confirm your reigstration in the program.
Specialties: Literary fiction, short fiction, novel-length fiction
Specialties: Speculative fiction, novel-length fiction, short fiction, screenwriting
Which mentor will I be placed with?
We’ll read your application and place you with a mentor that best suits your writing project and schedule availability.
Does it matter what genre I write?
The Inside Track caters to writers with book-length projects in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. We also welcome writers for the screen or stage. But if you’re a journalist, this might not be the best fit for you.
Will we be editing work? Can my mentor edit my work?
While we encourage participants to make connections with each other, exchange work and provide each other with feedback, this is not an editing service. If a participant wants the mentor to read a small amount of material and provide feedback, that’s okay so long as the total time to read and discuss the material does not exceed half an hour. This is at the discretion of the mentor.