4th Annual Conference
SCBWI is Partnering With
Alaska Writers Guild, and Romance Writers of America
To Bring You
An AMAZING Line up of Presenters and Presentations
ALL THIS AND MORE:
Craft, Traditional and Self Publising, and More
Illustrator Portfolio Show, Contest, and Art Show
Stephanie Pitts: Get to Know a Major Publishing House! G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers publishes some of today’s strongest voices in fiction, with fifty trade hardcover books a year from picture books and nonfiction, to Middle Grade and YA.
Stephanie Pitts: Once Upon a Time…The End; Picture Book Plots and structures for authors and author/illustrators. How do you tell an entire story in less than 1000 words? Discussion topics include key plot elements, common narrative structures, and picture book nonfiction.
YOUR CHANCE TO BE UP CLOSE AND PERONAL WITH AN EDITOR–LIMIT 20 PARTICIPANTS!
Writing Irresistible Picture Book Characters
For picture book authors and author/illustrators. What makes a new picture book character stand out to an editor? Topics to be discussed include creating memorable and unique character traits, using voice to establish character, writing character arcs, and writing characters for nonfiction. Includes writing and discussion prompts.
Raise Your Voice
For middle grade and young adult authors. What makes a voice distinctive and memorable? What is the relationship between character, point of view, and voice? Includes writing and discussion prompts.
Friday Roundtable (optional; must register; only 8 spaces with Stephanie Pitts available-ONLY 1 SPACE LEFT!)
Bring 2 pages of your manuscript to share with the group, and receive a critique from Stephanie Pitts. Added bonus of hearing the other eight critiques and so learning eight times more than at a one-on-one critique. More information on registration page.
One-on-One Critiques in person and written–FULL–
These also sell out fast. Choose a 15-minute in-person or written critique with Stephanie Pitts. Other critiquers available too. Send in material by July 31st. More information on registration page.
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PORTFOLIO AND ART SHOW
Did you know that you can enter the Portfolio and Art Showcase for FREE at our 4th Annual Writers and Illustrators Conference, September 15-16th, 2017? There will be a juried contest of the portfolios for Best in Show judged by Stephanie Pitts, editor at GP Putnam's Sons, imprint of Young Penguin Readers! Though she will be judging best portfolio for children/teen book art, we are happy to display art appropriate for any age book or book cover.
REGISTER HERE for the Portfolio and Art Show…it's free!
You don’t need to be registered for the conference to enter, and if you are outside the Anchorage-MatSu-Valley-Girdwood area, and are a SCBWI member, you can even send us your portfolio and we will enter it for you. If you are not a member, you can still enter, but you must drop it off yourself. (details below)
The Portfolio and Art Showcase is a HUGE opportunity for Alaskan illustrators to get their work in front of editors, agents, and authors looking for an illustrator. There will be about 140 people at the conference, some who will be self-publishing and need illustrators. We often get questions from authors on how to find illustrators. THIS IS A PLACE THEY CAN FIND YOU! One of our entrants last year was even commissioned to illustrate a picture book!
We would appreciate it if you'd let us know by August 31st so we know how many tables we will need. But you can register for the event up until September 14. We really hope you are going to show your work. We'd hate for you to miss out. REGISTER HERE (at no cost!).
What can you enter? A portfolio for sure, but you can also have one display piece as long as you bring some way to display it (i.e., a table or floor easel). One to two books are also welcome.
When and where do you drop it off? BP Center, Anchorage, on Friday, between 8:30 AM-6:00 PM. We will be having a free event open to the public that evening that includes the art show. But you can also bring it Saturday morning 7:45-8:15 AM.
Any questions? EMAIL: ALASKA-IC@SCBWI.ORG