Okay, so if you follow me on twitter, you’ve probably been hearing about the super secret project a few of us have been talking about. (Okay, maybe we were intentionally building buzz by being all mysterious–but I would NEVER admit that.)
It’s time to reveal the secret, and since it’s an epic project, we decided it needed an EPIC announcement–which totally involved me dressing like a superhero and wearing a blanket as a cape… but at least I didn’t have to eat bacon!
The six of us: me, Elana Johnson, Casey McCormick, Shannon Messenger and Lisa and Laura Roecker, (along with Jennifer Stayrook—goddess of all things web design) are organizing a free online writer’s conference for kidlit writers!!! (Go check out their blogs because they are giving things away today, too!)
We’d all heard our friends tell us how much they wish they could go to a writer’s conference, and since we’re all about paying it forward, we decided to build our own. And so, WriteOnCon was born—rated MC-18 (main characters 18 and under).
When: August 10-12, 2010
Here’s a taste of some of the amazing agents/authors/editors who’ve already signed on: Mary Kole, Catherine Drayton, Steven Malk, Michelle Andelman, Suzie Townsend, Mark McVeigh, Joanna Stampfel-Volpe, Kathleen Ortiz, Lindsay Eland, Dan Ehrenhaft, Mandy Hubbard, Lindsey Leavitt, Josh Berk, Anica Rissi, Jodi Meadows—and there will be many more to come.
But before you go—to help spread the word—we’re all having giveaways!
I’m giving away Josh Berk’s The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin. Josh is actually going to do a livestream chat at our conference! Yaay Josh!
How to enter:
Just comment below! (You have until Wednesday night at midnight CST)
For Extra Entries:
(Don’t forget to leave a separate comment for each one!)
Tweet about this contest
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Post the conference Countdown Widget on your blog or website
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