Update on my overall process: Futurescapes

Hi! Dominique Gibson is back with another post. I have decided to do a quick update on the process on the application process on the Futurescapes Writing workshop. In my last post, I stated that I had sent an application to participate in this 200-page workshop that supports speculative fiction, including paranormal romance, fantasy, and science fiction in both the adult and the young adult genres.

So, I submitted my application for this wonderful workshop which gives me the opportunity to get feedback on my work. For this go round, I decided to send the first few pages of a new novella I am working on at the moment just to put my feet in the water so to speak. Recently, I got an email yesterday that said this:

Hello Applicant,

We have received a large number of applications for the remaining seats in the workshop. It’s proving difficult to make decisions. We’ll need to ask your patience a little longer, but you should have news on your admission status by this Friday at the latest.


FutureScapes Writing Workshop

Then, I got another email today saying this today:

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, we have been inundated with applications for our 200-page workshop. We’re truly impressed with the caliber of the writing seen, but it makes the process of admissions difficult.  
Unfortunately, I cannot offer you admission at this time. However, I do invite you to revise and resubmit an application on or before September 1, 2022.
If you have questions about how to improve your submission, please let me know.

FutureScapes Writing Workshop

Hmm, I will admit that when I saw this, it was very interesting to me. Having the opportunity to revise and resubmit the application before the deadline makes me think that I am on to something here. Could it be possible that I could have the opportunity for a second chance at this? A real opportunity to have a publishing contract while self-publishing my own work all at the same time? Do I really want to pass this up?

Final decision: No.

I think I owe it to myself to at least give this another shot. Although I still am working on a project for my self-published series, I do have another project in mind that I think would work a lot better for the traditional publishing market than the self-publishing market at the moment. I think that I should give it a try and submit it again.

Why? Because if I don’t try, I will never know right?

That’s it for now. See you soon.

Dominique Gibson

By the way, if you are curious about my last post, you can click here for more info.

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My first love has always been writing since I was eight years old. After getting my Bachelor's Degree in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago and struggling for years trying to get published the traditional way, I decided that the only way to promote my work was to promote myself which is why I am self-publishing my paranormal romance The Truson S.E.T. Series.

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