Well, it’s a new year and I’m sure we all have brand spanking new resolutions. Perhaps one of them is to wade a little deeper into the realm of writing. If writing for children interests you, then the SCBWI-Houston chapter has a couple of events that range from a solid getting-back-to-basics Academy 101 to a special Editor’s Day with five New York editors and a rare opportunity to submit your material t these closed houses to an actual cruise that you might want to try. The Houston group is a great writing group and they put a lot of time, energy and talent into their events. Yours truly will be at Academy 101. Sign up early. I won’t be at Editor’s Day but I’ve signed up so that I can submit some manuscripts.
|SCBWI-Houston’s ACADEMY 101|
|North Harris College|
|When:||Saturday, February 5, 8:30am|
|Phone:||713 840 7625|
It’s time to fulfill your NEW YEAR’s RESOLUTION–do something for yourself–Sign up for ACADEMY 101: Part 2
SATURDAY FEB. 5, 2005!
North Harris College • 2700 W. W. Thorne Drive • Houston, TX 77073
Here’s a rare opportunity to meet editors and submit to closed houses.
Amy Hsu-Editor, Books for Young Readers, Little Brown–Picture Books
Susan Van Metre, Sr. Editor, Abrams Books for Young Readers-Mid Grade & Teen Lit
Doug Sanders, Editor, Marshall Cavendish Benchmark–Nonfiction
Kay Olson, Editorial Director, Capstone Press–Educational nonfiction and fiction
J. Elizabeth Mills, Associate Editor, Scholastic, Cartwheel–Very young fiction and novelties
The speakers will explain the focus of their houses and will each accept one appropriate manuscript or proposal from those registered for the event. Submissions in unsealed 9×12 SASE will be gathered the day of the event and shipped to the editor.
Manuscripts are limited to 10 pages regular format, unless specifications of an editor indicate otherwise. Art samples can include 10 letter-size copies. Nonfiction may be in the form of proposals. Catalogs and complete instructions will be provided at the January meeting for those who register.
Seating is limited and has sold out each time for Editor Day. Cost includes a box lunch. Optional dinner Saturday night will be at attendee’s expense.
Click here for the registration form.
SCBWI Texas chapters present Writin’, Drawin’, and Cruisin’ TEXAS Style
An All You Can Eat Workshop For Anyone Who Can Swim!
|Where The Sharks Live
From Galveston and, hopefully, back,Galveston,TX
Thursday – Monday, April 14 –18, 2005
|Phone:||1-800-bring a Life Raft|
Carnival Cruise Line sailing out of Galveston on the ship Ecstasy (refurbished October 2004)! Texas style defined = You can eat your weight in lobster and they’ll still give you dessert.
The 4 day cruise cost begins at only $495 per person
For Writers: 2+ days of writing workshops, small group critique sessions, manuscript reviews, and the opportunity to submit a manuscript to an acquiring Agent and Editor.