Monday, August 13, 2012

It's That Time of Year Again!! WriteOnCon!!

With August in full swing, a lot of us are getting our kids (and ourselves) ready for the new school year. My eldest is starting kindergarten this year and I am freaking out. I have to admit it. He and I have spent pretty much every moment of the last five years together (minus a few vacations, dates with Gorgeous, etc.). I just can't imagine him somewhere else for so long every day. It'll be weird.

But do you want to know what else happens in August? One of the greatest writing conventions ever!

And if that's not enough to get my mind off the inevitable weeping I'll be doing in September, I don't know what is.

This is WriteOnCon's third year and those ladies (and one gent) have some great stuff planned. There are agents, editors, authors galore!

And it's free. Yeah, free.

Here's a look at what's going on today:

8:30 AM, EST: Picture book query submissions open. Author Emma Walton Hamilton will be critiquing and offering advice/feedback. Open for 20 hours, so don’t rush! 50 will be selected using
10:00 AM, EST: Literary agent Peter Knapp YA/MG Pitch Critique submissions open. Open for 20 hours, so don’t freak out! 50 pitches will be selected using
10:00 AM, EST: Building Better Sentences submissions open. Author Gennifer Albin will critique the FIRST 100 WORDS of your manuscript. Submissions will remain open until we receive 100 entries, and Gennifer will select 10 randomly to showcase for her event on Wednesday, August 15.
12:00 PM, EST: Picture book stanza submissions open. Authors Corey Rosen Schwartz and Tiffany Strelitz Haber will be critiquing and offering advice/feedback. Submissions are open for 21 hours, and 20 entries will be selected using
NINJA AGENT THREADS open! Post your work in the appropriate thread (YAMG, or PB) and cross your crossables that the Ninjas will take a look!

Isn't that amazing? Get over there and register!


  1. Hi Emily- I'm also registered on there (commented on your first 250 words). I'm Rachelwritesthings. Have fun and keep writing ALWAYS NIGHT:)

  2. This sounds really cool. I'm going to check it out now. :)

  3. Thanks for the heads up! I'll try to check out some of their events! :D


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