Borderlands Boot Camp Announcement

For 20 years, Borderlands Writers Boot Camp has been the premier workshop for aspiring horror writers, with a roster of past instructors including Thomas F. Monteleone, F. Paul Wilson, David Morrell, Richard Chizmar, Doug Winter, Ginjer Buchanan, Elizabeth Massie, and more.

This intense weekend program has produced dozens of the genre’s most notable names over the past two decades. We are proud to announce that Borderlands Writers Boot Camp is now part of the Scares That Care 501c3 charity’s family of events.

The 2023 Borderlands Writers Boot Camp will take place March 29 – 31 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Williamsburg, VA 23185. The event will feature two and 1/2 days of personal classroom time with a focus on writing, editing, submitting, & selling short stories. The instructors for 2023 are Brian Keene, myself, Maurice Broaddus, Jeff Strand, Norman Prentiss, and John Urbancik, several of whom are prior Borderlands Writers Boot Camp graduates. Tuition is $750 per student. Includes an intense 3-day workshop & classroom experience, and admission into AuthorCon II, taking place in the hotel following completion of Boot Camp, giving students an opportunity to immediately utilize the skills they’ve just learned.

Tickets will go on sale later this week via the Scares that Care AuthorCon II website. Deadline for registration will be January 31, 2023 (so don’t worry. You have time to set aside tuition). Admission is inclusive and open to all.