Monday, April 25, 2011

Just passing on an item of interest to the many wannabe children's authors out there.....

Presented by the Children's Literature Connection, 

"Who's the Seuss?" - Writing and Publishing Workshop 
Saturday, June 4, 2011   
Are you the next Dr. Seuss, J.K. Rowling or Stephanie Meyer?
Join two CLC members who are publishing insiders - authors Eric Luper and Coleen Paratore - for a fact-filled, hands-on, all-questions-answered FUN workshop on how to get your children's or young adult book published!

Seek answers to your publishing questions:

 How do I get started?
Where do I get ideas?
Where and how do I submit?
How do I meet editors and agents?
How do I know if my manuscript is ready?
What is an elevator pitch and do I need one?
How do I write a query letter that gets read?

Plus special segments on:
How to act like you're "in the club" until you ARE in the club!
Writing that great first sentence, paragraph, page, and chapter an editor or agent can't resist!    Our 'we've-been-in-your-shoes-so-here's-the-real-deal' tips on how to get that big break.

When:    Saturday, June 4, 2011
Where:  Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY
(ample free parking)
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Lunch 12-1)
Cost: $99
 (Special $10.00 discount for up-to-date Children's Literature Connection members and all teachers and librarians.)

Send contact information (incl. phone number and email) and check made out to "Who's the Seuss?" by May 20th to:
"Who's the Seuss?"
c/o Eric Luper
350 Northern Blvd, Suite 103
Albany, NY 12204  

What to Bring: a 20-word or less "pitch" for your book, one copy of the first page of your manuscript (double-spaced), a notebook and pen, and your favorite beverages/snacks.There is a restaurant downstairs or feel free to bring a brown bag lunch!

Register soon! Enrollment is limited!

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