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Midwest Writers Workshop

Often in the universe of writers, there is talk of conferences and workshops. Most of the time they seem to be located in New York or Los Angeles because there are beaucoup agencies in these cities. However, occasionally a few are held in the Midwest.

Midwest Writers Group

One such event is called the Midwest Writers Workshop and will be held July 20-22, 2017 at L.A. Pittenger Student Center in partnership with Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. You can find them on twitter @MidwestWriters or the hashtag #MWW to keep up on news. MWW states the mission is to give all writers the opportunity to improve their craft, to associate with highly credentialed professionals, and to network with other writers.

They have sessions with top quality faculty during their three-day program on everything from fiction to nonfiction, marketing, and ways to get your creative juices flowing. The workshop is packed with sessions on the craft of writing and the business of writing.

Some of participants will be:

AGENTS

EDITORS:

AUTHORS:

To see all the faculty, go here. There are even opportunities for pitching and manuscript evaluations, along with query critiques. Think about it, three days socializing with writerly people! What’s not to love!

As always, good luck and happy learning!

P.D. Pabst
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction.

2017 Chicago Writing Workshop

Chicago Writing Workshop

Per the Chicago Writing Workshop website, this writing event (June 24, 2017) is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. Note that there are limited seats at the event (200 total). They will inform everyone directly on the website when seats are closed.

Here are a few of this years faculty that will be in attendance:

Since the seats are limited, don’t delay in registering. I’m signed up to go to this one, so if your attending, I’ll see you there!!!

P.D. Pabst
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction.

 

#PBPitch Twitter Party! (Picture Books)

It’s time for another picture book twitter party using #PBPitch! So, if you write or illustrate picture books, this is the event for you. This party will take place Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 8am-8pm EST. But remember, anyone can trawl the feed, so be sure and do your research! There will be legit agents and editors that pop in and out, including those that haven’t confirmed attendance. But those that have confirmed are:

Be sure and only pitch once before 2pm and once after! (Yes, twice is all you get per manuscript!) If you’re an illustrator, you can attach an image to the pitch. For complete rules and proper hashtags, go here.

As always, good luck!

P.D. Pabst
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction.


2017 Minnesota Writing Workshop

The 2017 Minnesota Writing Workshop is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. Note that there are limited seats at the event (150 total). This workshop is a full-day “How to Get Published” writing event in St. Paul, MN on February 11, 2017.

Agents and editors confirmed to be in attendance and/or available to pitch are:

For information on how to enroll and where to stay, go here. As always, good luck!

P.D. Pabst
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction.

#PBPitch Will Be Soon!

pbpitch2016

In just a few days, #PBPitch will begin for picture book authors and illustrators. The event will be Thursday, October 27th, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. For those wanting to participate, here are the rules:

*Pitch your PBs on twitter using #PBPitch.
*Pitch manuscripts only ONCE in the morning and ONCE in the Evening. (Once before 2pm and once after.)
*If you are an author/illustrator, you can attach an image to your PB manuscript pitch.
*Include Subgenre # if it applies.
#F=Funny
#CD = Character Driven
#NF = Nonfiction
#C= Concept
#L= Lyrical
#I= Interactive
#FT=Fairy Tale/Folk Tale

Only agents and editors should favorite a pitch. If they do, be sure to do your research before submitting (as anyone can trawl the feed). But here are a few legitimate agents that have said they’ll be stopping by:

For complete details, go here. And as always, good luck!

P.D. Pabst
Blogger and writer of MG/YA Fiction 

The 2016 Cleveland Writing Workshop

Houston Writing Workshop

The 2016 Cleveland Writing Workshop will be held on June 4th, 2016 in Cleveland Ohio. According to the website this writing event is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent (optional), get your questions answered, and more. Note that there are limited seats at the event (125 total). Some of the agents participating are:

  • Kimiko Nakamura with Dee Mura Literary
  • Mallory Brown with TriadaUS
  • Vicki Selvaggio with Jennifer De Chiara Literary
  • Moe Ferrara with BookEnds Literary
  • Kaylee Davis with Dee Mura Literary
  • Fred Tribuzzo with The Rudy Agency

Be sure to register early since seats are limited, especially if you want to pitch and agent in person.

P.D. Pabst
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction.

The Philadelphia Writing Workshop

Philadephia Writing Workshop

Writing workshops are great to get professional advise on writing, marketing, and how to land an agent. The Philadelphia Writing Workshop will be held on April 9, 2016.  This year’s faculty so far includes literary agent Alyssa Eisner Henkin (Trident Media Group); literary agent Maria Lamba (Jennifer De Chiara Literary); literary agent Mackenzie Brady (New Leaf Literary); Adriana Dominguez (Full Circle Literary); literary agent Jordy Albert (Booker Albert Literary Agency); literary agent Eric Smith (P.S. Literary); and hopefully more editors & agents to be announced soon. Also, the presenter will be author/editor Chuck Sambuchino of Writer’s Digest.

As always, book your seat right away because seats are limited.

P.D. Pabst
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction.

Twitter Pitch Contest for Picture Books

#PBPitch

Hurray, a twitter pitch contest for picture books only! You read that correctly, PICTURE BOOKS ONLY. Use the twitter hashtag #PBPitch on February 11, 2016. If you are an illustrator, you can attach an image to the pitch. And please note you can only pitch twice: once before 2pm and once after. (I’m sorry but the host hasn’t specified if this is EST, or another.) For complete guidelines, check out the PBPitch blog.

Check out the agents and editors that will be participating!

As always, good luck!

P.D. Pabst
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction