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@WriteOnCon Campaign Has Begun for Critiques and Chats. You Can Also Register for the Conference in February 2018!

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WriteOnCon is an online conference for kidlit writers and illustrators to teach, learn, and mingle. You do not have to be published to attend, nor do you have to leave your house! And if you think I’ve been sitting on my laptop waiting for the campaign to start, YOU ARE RIGHT! The campaign often has very affordable critiques and I WANT IN!

During the campaign, writers can purchase critiques of their queries, partial pages, or full manuscripts from NYT Best Selling Authors, publishing editors, or literary agents. Writers can even purchase calls from a couple of literary agents to discuss the publishing industry. Some of the participants of the crits or chats include:

All purchases appear to include conference registration and entry into a raffle to win a critique, book ARC, or a phone call from an agent! (There will be multiple winners.) And of course, you can purchase only the conference if not interested in any of the critiques. The prices are:

  • General Admission: $1
  • Full Conference Admission: $5
  • Extended Admission: $10

No, you’re not reading those numbers wrong! This will be the cheapest conference you will ever attend that will be packed with hundreds and hundreds of dollars worth of information from the comforts of your home! What else could you ask for? For complete information of what the tiered admissions cover and to search through critiques you might want to purchase, go to the campaign page. The crowdfunding will end on December 7, 2017. so hurry if you want to purchase a critique. They’re going fast.

As for the conference, it’ll be February 9th – 11th, 2018. Mark your calendars and I hope to see you there, uh, virtually of course!

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

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Inked Voices First Page Workshop with Eric Smith GIVEAWAY!

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Here’s a chance to win a spot in Inked Voices’ upcoming Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy First Pages Workshop with Eric Smith of P.S. Literary, which normally costs $82 for members and $99 for non-members. That’s right, you could get in for FREE!!!

  • Who this workshop is for: YA SFF writers ready for agent feedback and interested in meeting writers at a similar stage.
  • Focus: fantasy – Young Adult – Science fiction
  • Group size: 8 writers
  • Submissions: Writers will submit their first 3750 words (about 15 pages) at the workshop start.

To submit for your chance to win a spot in this great workshop, go here. Submissions close after October 5th, 2017. As always, good luck!

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

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.

Alabama Writing Workshop 2017

Alabama Workshop

The Alabama 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, so don’t delay.

The event will take place Friday, February 24, 2017 from 9:30am-5pm at Embassy Suites by Hilton Birmingham, 2300 Woodcrest Pl, Birmingham, AL 35209. (205)879-7400.

Learn lots and have fun!

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

The 2016 Tennessee Writing Workshop

Tennessee Workshop

The Tennessee Writing Workshop  will take place July 23, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee and is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction over the course the event, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. Note that there are limited seats at the event (130 total). Some of the agents participating are:

  • literary agent Cate Hart (Corvisiero Literary)
  • literary agent Julie Gwinn (The Seymour Agency)
  • literary agent Tricia Skinner (Fuse Literary)
  • acquiring editor Laura Apperson (St. Martin’s)
  • literary agent Eric Smith (P.S. Literary)
  • literary agent Marisa Corvisiero (Corvisiero Literary)
  • literary agent Victoria Lea (Aponte Literary)
  • and more to come.

So hurry if you want to attend, especially if you want to pitch to an agent!

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

The 2016 Chicago Writing Workshop

Chicago Writing Workshop

Per the Chicago Writing Workshop website, this writing event (May 14, 2016) 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:

  • literary agent Gordon Warnock (Fuse Literary)
  • literary agent Chip MacGregor (MacGregor Literary)
  • literary agent Nicole Resciniti (The Seymour Agency)
  • literary agent Regina Brooks (Serendipity Literary)
  • literary agent Adam Chromy (Movable Type Literary)
  • literary agent Dawn Frederick (Red Sofa Literary)
  • literary agent Veronica Park (Corvisiero Literary)
  • literary agent John Willig (Literary Services)
  • literary agent Gemma Cooper (The Bent Agency)
  • literary agent Marcy Posner (Folio Literary)
  • literary agent Eric Smith (P.S. Literary)
  • literary agent Alice Speilburg (Speilburg Literary)
  • acquiring editor Laura Apperson (St. Martin’s Press)
  • literary agent Rachel Burkot (Holloway Literary)
  • literary agent Abby Saul (Browne & Miller Literary)
  • literary agent Susan Hawk (The Bent Agency)
  • literary agent Thomas Flannery Jr. (AFI Vigliano)
  • literary agent Jennie Goloboy (Red Sofa Literary)
  • literary agent Samantha Fountain (Corvisiero Literary)
  • and more to come.

 

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.

 

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.

The Alabama Writing Workshop

Alabama Workshop

The Alabama Writing Workshop is another opportunity to learn and get critiqued from a professional. This workshop is in Birmingham, Alabama on February 19, 2016. This year’s faculty includes literary agent Kaylee Davis (Dee Mura Literary); literary agent Julie Gwinn (The Seymour Agency); literary agent Kurestin Armada (P.S. Literary); literary agent Veronica Park (Corvisiero Literary); and literary agent Lauren MacLeod (Strothman Agency).

There are only 90 seats available, so register today!

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

The Atlanta Writing Workshop

Houston Writing Workshop

Lately, you may have noticed that I try to keep you posted on conferences as well as contests. As I learn about events, I will post them for you to decide if you want to participate. Today I bring you information about The Atlanta Writing Workshop in Georgia on February 20, 2016. If you are in the area, you could get feedback from a literary agent or gain writing advise through one of the workshops. This year’s faculty so far includes literary agent Kaylee Davis (Dee Mura Literary); literary agent Stephanie Fretwell-Hill (Red Fox Literary); literary agent Penny Moore (FinePrint Literary Management); literary agent Julie Gwinn (The Seymour Agency); literary agent Kurestin Armada (P.S. Literary); literary agent Pamela Harty (The Knight Agency); literary agent Veronica Park (Corvisiero Literary); and literary agent Sally Apokedak (Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency).

As always, the seats are limited and fill up fast, especially since it’s so close to the workshop date. They will post directly on the website when seats are filled.

Happy writing!

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