SCBWI is Partnering with
Alaska Writers Guild
and AK Chapter Romance Writers of America
To Bring You
An AMAZING Line up of Presenters and Presentations
ALL THIS AND MORE:
*Diversity Author Panel
*16 Breakout Workshops on
Picture Books, Middle Grade, Young Adult
Marketing, Craft, Traditional, Self Publishing and More
All Brought to You by More Than a
Dozen Literary Agents (including Agent Rachel Orr of Prospect Agency),
Editors, and Authors
*Optional Intensives and Roundtable Critiques on Friday
as well as
One-On-One Manuscript Reviews
with Editors and Agents
(Spaces limited-these sell out-sign up soon!)
*Illustrator Juried Art Show AND Portfolio Display
-Inspiration and Connections
SCBWI’s Special Guest:
of Prospect Agency
Her Workshops and Intensives:
Picture Book Intensive: “Bad Writing”
Voice flat? Not unique? Struggling to find your niche in the market? We will purposefully rewrite great passages in published books poorly in order to better understand the distinction between a solid voice and a flat one that doesn’t grab reader’s attention and keep it.
Picture Book Breakout “Get on the Right Page”
(for authors AND illustrators)
Look at your story through the eyes of an agent and editor by learning to how to pace your story, or illustrations, with page turns. We will study the art of pagination by making dummies of our works-in-progress. Illustrators who are not authors can practice laying out other participants stories.
9:00am – 12:00pm
Let’s Lay it Out: Comic and Kidlit Page Design with Illustrator Lucas Elliot
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Picture Book Intensive “Bad Writing” with Literary Agent Rachel Orr
Voice flat? Not unique? Struggling to find your niche in the market? In this intensive session, we will purposefully rewrite great passages in published books poorly in order to better understand the distinction between a solid voice and a flat one that doesn’t grab reader’s attention.
Crash Course in Screenwriting with Film Writer Douglass Bourne
Plot, Scene, and Sequel with Romance Author Damon Suede
Who can enter? ANYONE in the state of Alaska, not just attendees of the conference, and it is a HUGE opportunity for Alaskan illustrators to get their work in front of editors, agents, and authors looking for an illustrator.
Prompt: “They spent a fine, long day together.”
Here’s what you need to do: Create 1 piece inspired by the prompt. Submit only your BEST work and stay true to yourself!
CRITERIA: The name of the game is CHILDREN’S BOOKS. This is not a fine art show. Our select judges will be looking for dynamic pieces that also fit into the realm of books for young readers.
See the Juried Art Show page for more details on criteria, formatting for submission, and how to register.
Deadline: you can register for the event up until September 17. We really hope you are going to show your work. We’d hate for you to miss out.
We do not accept responsibility for artwork, lost or damaged, during the weekend.
Artwork will be displayed all day Saturday at the conference.
Winners: Two categories: Best in Show and People’s Choice (which both win a $50 visa gift card).
QUESTIONS: Contact Jena Lasley: email@example.com
If you are registered for the conference, you can submit one portfolio for FREE. Though you do still need to register.
DO NOT submit original art!
There is no contest for Portfolios this year. More details on formatting, what to submit, and how to register will be on the Juried Art Show page as well.
We do not accept responsibility for portfolios or dummies, lost or damaged, during the weekend.
Portfolios will be displayed all day Saturday at the conference.
QUESTIONS: Contact Jena Lasley: firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!
SCBWI CONFERENCE+INTENSIVE AND TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS
Deadline: August 31
CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP: SCBWI Scholarship Winner(s) will receive One (1) admission to the 2019 AWG/SCBWI Conference for Writers & Illustrators and One (1) Intensive.
TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP: One (1) travel scholarship of $100 will be awarded to help defray travel expenses. This may be awarded to any scholarship applicant, not necessarily to the conference scholarship winner(s). See eligibility requirement #4 below.
1) Must be at least 18 years old and an Alaska resident.
2) Need not be a member of SCBWI, but MUST be an author or illustrator for children’s or teen literature.
3) Preference will be given to diverse applicants (under-represented, marginalized writers and #OwnVoices writers—if a writer’s main character is marginalized or under-represented, the writer belongs to that same group).
4) The travel scholarship is intended for applicants beyond commuting distance to Anchorage. Preference will be given to applicants who must fly in for the conference.
Your Scholarship Application consists of TWO sections:
1) “Why me?”: Explain in 250 words or less of what getting the scholarship would mean to you. Topics could include what going to the conference would mean to you, what you hope to learn or experience, and how you would use the money saved.
**IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP, PLEASE INCLUDE WHERE YOU ARE TRAVELING FROM.
2) “Anything goes!”:
*Writers – A 250-word writing sample. Anything goes as long as you wrote it AND it is intended for readers <18 years old.
*Illustrators – One illustration. Anything goes as long as you drew it AND it is intended for viewers <18 years old.
HOW TO APPLY
- -E-mail your application to Kirsten Randall at email@example.com no later than midnight, August 31.
- -Subject line of e-mail: Scholarship – (Your name)
- -In the body of the e-mail: Name, E-mail address, Telephone number
- -Send your Scholarship Application as a SINGLE, two-page .docor .docx document or as a .pdf
- -File name: Scholarship + four non-sequential numbers of your choice, e.g., scholarship2354.docx (avoid common number sequences like 1234).
- -Written “Why me?” and “Anything goes!” sections should be in manuscript format, double-spaced in Times New Roman 12-point font with 1-inch margins.
- -The illustration should be copied into the application document after the “Why me?” section.
- -Do not put your name anywhere inside the attachment (your scholarship application).