Congratulations are in order for Sue Lowell Gallion! Sue’s PUG AND PIG won the 2013 Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award at the SCBWI-LA conference. In addition to that good news, Sue also announced the sale of PUG AND PIG to Allyn Johnston at Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. And last, but not least, Sue will now be represented by Karen Grencik of Red Fox Literary!
Join SCBWIer and Heartlander Jenn Bailey, our very own social media whiz, for a hands-on workshop on Branding Yourself! In the morning we’ll discuss how social media can help you research the publishing world, network, and market yourself. In the afternoon learn how to build a functional Website that integrates social media tools and lets editors and agents get a look at who you are. Bring your laptops if you can and get ready to get busy!
Get details and register here!
Register in advance: $15.00 SCBWI members $20.00 nonmembers
Pay at the Door: $20.00 SCBWI members $25.00 nonmembers
Kansas SCBWI has planned a rip-roarin’ conference for children’s writers and illustrators. Yes, we got authors! Bruce Coville, Cheryl Harness, Jennifer Brown, Dian Curtis Regan, LD Harkrader. We got illustrator Tom Nelson, agent Ted Malawar of Firebrand Literary, editor Eve Adler of Henry Holt and Company. We got manuscript critques and portfolio reivews and sessions on characters, voice, humor, structure and more!
Get the lowdown here. Hope to see you there!
Ronica Stromberg will speak at the Nebraska SCBWI conference, held March 28 at Durham Western Heritage Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Her hour-long presentation will be on “Divine Words: Writing for the Inspirational Market.” For more information, contact Nona Morrison, Regional Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In October, Ronica also will present a workshop “Success Through Reading and Writing: One Author’s Story” at The Plum Creek Literacy Festival at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. The festival runs from Thursday, October 1, to Saturday, October 3 and welcomes such authors and illustrators as John Archambault (author of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom), Herm and MJ Auch (authors and illustrators of Poultry in Motion), Avi, David Biedrzycki (illustrator for many of Jerry Pallotta’s alphabet books), and Carmen Deedy (Pura Belpre Medal Award winner for Martina the Beautiful Cockroach), Richard Peck, Pam Munoz Ryan, and Sharon Weeks. Fore more information, visit www.cune.edu/plumcreek.