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The application and info can be found at http://ruccl.org/. It's the best conference I've ever attended, but you do have to apply to get in.
#1 - June 04, 2017, 08:46 PM

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Debbie, am I right in understanding that the story (PB in my case) that you submit with your application will be the same one you workshop at the conference? Just thinking about which manuscript I'd be able to keep my hands off until October!
#2 - June 05, 2017, 07:34 AM
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Debbie, am I right in understanding that the story (PB in my case) that you submit with your application will be the same one you workshop at the conference? Just thinking about which manuscript I'd be able to keep my hands off until October!

Lisa, the forty-five minutes with your mentor is for you to spend as you wish.  Your mentor will talk to you about that one but if you have other work or other topics to discuss, you can feel free to bring work for the mentor's quick feedback.  I don't think we touched on my manuscript when I went because we discussed other things that I needed to discuss more urgently.

I met my agent there, btw, so I'm a big fan of Rutgers One on One.

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#3 - June 05, 2017, 08:53 AM
GROUNDHUG DAY (Disney-Hyperion, 2017)
VAMPIRINA AT THE BEACH (Disney-Hyperion, 2017)
PIGLOO (Henry Holt, 2016)
among others

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Thanks for the feedback Anne Marie!
#4 - June 05, 2017, 10:20 AM
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Lisa, it depends on the person you're paired with. The editor I worked with only wanted to talk about the sample I'd submitted, not the other stuff I'd brought with me (but she did eventually make an offer on that book, so like Anne Marie, I'm a Rutgers One-on-One fan).
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Yay! Came onto the boards specifically to see if a post had started for Rutgers. :) I loved attending last year. It was my first time and I felt it was really productive. I got some bites on a picture book submission but no sale yet (I was accepted with a YA submission.) I'd like to go again ... not sure what I'll submit because I write in different genres.

Good luck to all!
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#6 - June 07, 2017, 06:01 PM

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I forgot I'd started this thread. So good to see success stories.

In general, you'd workshop the piece you submitted. That's the expectation, at least. I think they get more picture book submissions than others, so the competition might be tougher in that category. Who they accept depends in part on who the mentors are that year and what those mentors want to see, so it's not predictable and doesn't break into even groups when you look at the number who submitted in each category vs. the number who got in for each.  The mentors are volunteers.
#7 - June 11, 2017, 09:02 PM

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