October 27, 2012
CONTACT: Alexis O'Neill
California Lutheran University, Preus-Brandt Forum, 60 W. Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
SCBWI CENTRAL-COASTAL CALIFORNIA
WRITERS' DAY 2012
CLU - Thousand Oaks, CA
Molly O’Neill, Editor, Katherine Tegen Books / HarperCollins Children's Books
Jennifer Rofé, Agent, Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Whitney Leader-Picone, Designer, Digital Publishing, Charlesbridge
Catherine Linka, Children’s Book Buyer & Writer2Writer Coordinator, Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse
Tina Nichols Coury, Hanging Off Jefferson’s Nose: Growing Up on Mount Rushmore (Dutton)
Robin Mellom, The Classroom: The Epic Documentary of a Not Yet Epic Kid(Disney-Hyperion)
James Mihaley, You Can't Have My Planet But Take My Brother, Please (Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends)
Carol Tanzman, Circle of Silence (Harlequin Teen)
Lee Wardlaw, Winner of the Crystal Kite Award for Won Ton: A Tale Told in Haiku (Henry Holt and Company)
“EDITORS’ PANEL and FIRST PAGES”
Anonymous first pages will be randomly selected and read aloud to the audience, followed by comments from guest speakers. Bring FIVE copies of the opening page of your manuscript for our First Pages Panel (double-spaced, 12-point type) and paper clip them together. Identify the GENRE but DO NOT put your name on your entry.
MANUSCRIPT, DUMMY and PORTFOLIO CRITIQUES
Our guest speakers & published reviewers are available to provide critiques of manuscripts, dummies & portfolios. All children’s genres welcome. Written manuscript and dummy critiques will be handed out at the end of the conference day. Portfolios will be reviewed face-to-face in 10-minute slots. Okay to submit a duplicate manuscript of one contest entry. Send full picture book manuscripts, and up to 10 pages plus 1-page synopsis for all others. Space is limited. The fee for a manuscript, dummy or portfolio critique is $45, payable to SCBWI CenCal.
This offer is available only to registered Writers’ Day participants who attend the event.
If paying by check, write one check for the registration and a separate check for the critique. DO NOT combine your registration fee and your critique fee.
Fill out the Manuscript Submission Form and attach it to the front of your entry. You will be assigned to either an editor, agent or published reviewer, depending on space available.
Contest and critique entries and related fees must be postmarked by September 7, 2012 or they will be disqualified.
There are limited slots for critiques. If selected for a portfolio critique, bring your portfolio with you on Writers’ Day.
Fiction, Nonfiction or Poetry:
Picture Book (send whole, double-spaced manuscript)
Easy Reader/Chapter Book, Middle Grade or Young Adult - Send up to 10 double-spaced pages, 12-point type, plus a 1-page single-spaced synopsis
NOTE: Place your name on cover sheet only, not on the manuscript. No dummies for the contest. Judges reserve the right not to give awards in any category. You must be pre-registered and present to win. Contest manuscripts will not be returned.
Illustrators – you are invited to display a 16” x 20” vertical, self-standing “gallery” of your work. No handouts on the table. Brochures and “gallery” must be contained in same display. Bring it with you on Writers’ Day.
CONFERENCE FEES (lunch included)
SCBWI members: $99.00, Non-members: $125.00
Manuscript/Portfolio Critique: $45.00
Contest & MS Critique Deadline: Postmark by September 7
Registration fee must arrive before or with your entry. DO NOT send manuscripts by certified mail, etc. (It requires our signature at the Post Office which makes us cranky.)
Registration Deadline: Postmark by October 17
(This is for those NOT submitting a manuscript)
BOOK SALE & DISPLAY
Conference speakers’ books will be for sale. SCBWI P.A. L. members are invited to bring their latest book to display.