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LA Summer Conference Student Scholarship Winners Announced


Congratulations to Tessa Jacobs and Caleb Sawin, the 2017 Summer Student Writer Scholarship winners. 


Tessa is a graduate student at Ohio State University. Her winning manuscript, "Iris and the Starry Cloak," is a YA fantasy/adventure about a young shadow manipulator who becomes enmeshed in the political intrigue surrounding a royal family and a legendary sect of shadow mages.


Caleb is an undergraduate student at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. His YA manuscript, "The Great Divide," combines a swashbuckling Western with traditional Chinese ghost lore, as teenage orphan Lee Fong tries to learn the truth about his father’s death in 19th century San Francisco. 


The winners will receive full tuition to the LA Summer Conference and exclusive exposure to industry professionals at the conference. For more information visit: