Savvy Authors, a website for authors in all genres, is accepting
proposals from interested instructors and presenters for our 2011 –
2012 education program. We are seeking in-depth, well-structured
workshops that address the needs of both beginning and advanced
students in the areas of craft, promotion, publishing and areas of
expertise of interest to writers. We are open to a range of teaching
styles including forum and chat based mixtures. Our workshops are
conducted via a bulletin board based forum that can function like an
email loop or list. We can also accommodate webinars, Skype, and
At this time we are accepting proposals for workshops of all lengths
including 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks, and 3 to 5-day intensives on a tightly
focused topic. All workshops are open to anyone regardless of
membership in Savvy Authors. Our stipend structure accommodates a flat
fee structure as well as a split of the class fees.
Savvy Authors is open to considering first time workshop presenters.
Instructors and presenters will be asked to provide a complete course
promotion package, including a finished course précis, syllabus, bio,
book blurb and either a cover graphic or picture of themselves, within
five days of notification of selection.
Your proposal MUST specifically include:
1. Class Title and Length
2. Target Audience (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced or Mixed)
3. Prerequisites if any
4. Cap on class size, if any
5. Description and Syllabus
6. Presenter Bio (including relevant experience and education)
7. Availability to Present
8. Degree of Instructor Involvement (e.g, will there be assignments
and will they be reviewed individually or only as examples)
9. Is this workshop is currently scheduled for anytime in 2011 or
2012? If so provide the dates and sponsor.
10. Email Address
11. Payment preference – PayPal or check along with the email or
mailing address for same.
We recognize in order to achieve our goals and best serve our
membership it is sometimes necessary a workshop be developed or
tailored to our specifications. We also recognize that some
instructors or workshop topics in and of themselves may provide a
degree of added value not found in other instances. Hence we are
willing to negotiate a stipend that reflects that understanding. If
you feel that your workshop falls into the latter category please
include that information in your proposal.
We make every effort to promote the workshops as widely as possible
and ask our instructors to do the same. Therefore we also ask our
instructors to guest blog 2-4 weeks prior to the workshop as a part of
the promotion for same. In addition we offer incentives for promotion
to our instructors in the form of a higher split of the fees collected
based on paid registrations.
Prospective and interested instructors and presenters are STRONGLY
encouraged to visit Savvy Authors and its sister site, Savvy Readers ,
and to ask all questions before submitting a proposal.
Send a complete proposal for all workshops. Incomplete proposal
packages will not be considered.
All proposals should be addressed to:
Sharon L. Pickrel
Savvy Authors Workshop Coordinator