Hay House
Writer's Workshop

Welcome, Hay House Writers!

Download Kelly’s Hay House Writer’s Workshop toolkit below.

it’s good to see you again


The ball is in your court! If you attended a live, in-person workshop, or are part of the online workshop, you have an amazing opportunity right in front of you: to enter the Writer’s Workshop Proposal Contest. Please do not let this pass you by! There are THREE really good reasons to enter:

  1. There is literally no other way to be seen by the Hay House editorial staff without being represented by a literary agent.
  2. As a Writer’s Workshop participant, you will not be expected to have a large author platform in order to win.
  3. We’ve found that having a hard-and-fast deadline is a huge motivator to actually get the proposal written—it can literally be the difference between wanting to write a book and actually writing it!


Download materials that will get you started on your perfect proposal.

If you attended a recent Hay House Writer’s Workshop, that means you’ve got transformational wisdom to share . . . and the world needs it! We’re so happy to be able to help you make the journey to the contest deadline as smooth as possible. Here are some tips:

  1. Bookmark this page. You’ll be able to come back to it over the next few months for information and inspiration!
  2. Download the toolkit below. It contains really helpful information to get you on your way!
  3. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. We are always adding videos to our page that will help our transformational writer friends. Join Kelly and learn what twenty years in the business has taught her!
Your proposal prep toolkit includes:

Kelly’s Workshop Presentation Slides

As promised, if you missed any part of Kelly’s live presentation at the workshop, you don’t have to worry! The entire slideshow is waiting for you.

Three Classic Book Outlines

Writing an outline is one of the most necessary steps when writing a book. Save yourself time and energy by getting it right the first time. In this download, you will receive three templates that will help structure your thoughts and keep you focused as you write.

Twenty-Five Publishers Who Want Your Proposal

This is your Plan B! Here Kelly has collected twenty-five publishers who are looking for books just like yours—and do not require a literary agent. Submit to the Hay House contest with confidence; you’ve got a back-up plan for that proposal, no matter what happens!

Meditation to Remove Writer’s Block

Kelly uses her NLP coaching experience to guide you through any roadblocks standing in the way of your own creativity. Writer’s block can be conquered; learn how!

to our kn literary Hay House winners!

We at kn literary have had the honor of helping literally hundreds of authors prepare for the Hay House Writer’s Workshop contests—a number of whom have WON!


Jackie Boylhart (2021)

Karen Johnson (2020)

Tammah Watts (2019)

Kelly McDaniel (2019)

Saskia Lightstar (2019, UK contest)

Melanie Dean (2017)

Beatriz Singer (2016)

Rosie Gilbert (2016)

Catherine Wilkins (2016)

Kathe Crawford (2015)

Alina Shalev (2015)

Mary Shores (2015)



Writer’s Workshop Virtual LIVE Event October 2021

Submission: April 4, 2022

Announcement: June 6, 2022

Hay House Membership Contest

Submission: June 5, 2022

Announcement: August 5, 2022

Writer’s Workshop Virtual LIVE Event March 2022

Submission: October 2, 2022

Announcement: tbd

Hay House Membership Contest

Submission: December 15, 2022

Announcement: tbd

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