As we state on the Cyber Summer Workshop webpage, we recommend that the four excerpts you bring come from the four key chapters of your novel: the Inciting Incident, Embracing Destiny, The Black Moment, and The Showdown. However, if you don’t have an “OYAN novel” in progress right now, or you don’t have these key scenes/chapters ready, you may bring different fiction excerpts. It’s more important that you bring something you need help with than to scramble to bring something that fits the recommendation list but would not be of much help to you.
Please do not bring poetry, fan fiction, or screen plays to the Summer Workshop.
If you have any questions or concerns about what to bring, just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org about your situation, and we will be happy to help you figure out what would be best.
PLEASE NOTE that ALL excerpt content must be in keeping with the content policy:
Your novel must be free of offensive content (especially of a sexual or gratuitously violent nature). While we respect the right of authors to create honest stories, we also respect the right of readers to retain their innocence. We therefore reserve our right, exercised through the critique group leader, to not include discussion of any novel deemed to be offensive to a general audience.