New Orleans Novel Workshop

Let's write and have some fun in NOLA, shall we?

Spend four nights and five days in luxury accommodations in New Orleans workshopping your full-length novel one-on-one with a publishing industry professional for only $749.

About Bookish Retreat's Novel Workshops

The Novel Workshop Series includes workshops for writers of any genre and includes one-on-one attention for you and your manuscript by a publishing industry professional.

New Orleans Novel Workshop

Work one-on-one with literary agents from Holloway Literary to improve your manuscript.  Spend May 24 - 28, 2017 in luxury accommodations central to the sights and sounds of New Orleans with other fiction writers. Nikki and other Holloway Literary agents will read your manuscript prior to the workshop. You will then have  a one-on-one consultation with a literary agent discussing your edits and answering any questions you have about publishing your work. You will also have your pre-written query critiqued. Holloway Literary agents will teach you how to find the best literary agent for your work and develop a list of agents for pitching.

You will have time to write, read your work out loud to the group and receive feedback.

You will leave the retreat with a much improved manuscript, a query to catch the attention of a literary agent, and a clear path to publication based on your skill level as a writer and the condition of your manuscript.

Up to 12 writers of all types of fiction and levels are welcome to register. Tuition includes four nights and five days single room accommodations, continental breakfast, beverage and snacks, full manuscript critique (up to 350 pages), query feedback and individual publication plan.

What do you need:

  • Full-length manuscript, any genre (completed by April 1st)
  • Query

What you get:

  • Four nights and five days single room accommodations
  • Breakfast, beverages & snacks and lunch
  • Morning workshops
  • Afternoon manuscript & query critiques
  • Customized literary agency pitch plan
  • Time to tour and explore New Orleans!!!
  • Time to write


  • Arrive: After 3 pm on Wednesday, May 24th
  • Workshops begin on Thursday morning, May 25th
  • Workshops end on  Saturday evening, May 27th
  • Departure: By 12 pm on May 28th

Registration for this workshop is closed.

But don't fret, we're still registering for our Mountain High 2017 Writers Retreat. Learn more now!