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Congratulations x 2 to Anola Pickett!

Congratulations x 2 to Anola Pickett!

Congratulations to Anola Pickett! Anola won MOSCBWI’s fall conference scholarship contest for her story KATE’S OCEAN GARDEN. The conference theme is Seeds of Success. Anola also received word that THE PRIVATE WARS OF G. P. CALLAHAN has been awarded a letter of merit in SCBWI’s 2014 Work-in-Progress grant competition.  

Congratulations x 3 to Sue Lowell Gallion!

Congratulations x 3 to Sue Lowell Gallion!

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!

Kansas SCBWI workshop: Fanning the Flames

Kansas SCBWI workshop: Fanning the Flames

Joins KS SCBWI July 17 at Mardel Bookstore for another great workshop! In the morning, nonfiction writers and fiction writers alike will learn research tricks from KC Libraries’ Kaite Stover. Next up: Heartlander Lisa Wade McCormick. She has twenty years’ worth of investigative journalism tips to teach you how to find the best expert sources – and interview them to get the best data for your writing. In the afternoon, JB Chaney will share secrets on making the most of…

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Catching Fire with Kansas SCBWI: Brand Yourself!

Catching Fire with Kansas SCBWI: Brand Yourself!

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:…

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KSCBWI Conference Sept 11-12

KSCBWI Conference Sept 11-12

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 to speak at Nebraska SCBWI conference

Ronica Stromberg to speak at Nebraska SCBWI conference

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 nonamorrison@yahoo.com. 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,…

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