Again and again, visiting writers, editors, and agents remind us that a story must jump off the page from the start. A writer has only a page or two to catch the attention of a busy editor.
The On the Wall contest involves posting the first page of your work “on the wall” at the fall conference for peer voting. The winning entries will be read aloud during the conference luncheon, and the entry fees will be totaled and split among the winners.
Any SCBWI member attending the conference who has not yet had a book published or accepted for publication may enter the contest.
To enter, send your page and a cover sheet with your name and contact information. Do not place your name on the manuscript. Send entries and a $5 entry fee to Marcy Canterna, 24 Fairway Drive, Delmont, PA 15626. Entries must be postmarked no later than Thursday, November 1.
The Power of Literature
Nov 9-10, 2012
6:00 p.m. until dark
South Park in Allegheny County
Willow Tree Grove
Cheryle Petelvich is the 2012 winner of the Nancy Markham Alberts Memorial Scholarship for the Spring Retreat.
April 27-29, 2012
Bethany, West Virginia
Scholastic Editors: Grace Kendall and Mallory Kass
The spring writing retreat is a chance to meet fellow children’s writers, develop new friendships or renew old, get up-to-date on industry news, and make professional contacts. Scholastic editors Grace Kendall and Mallory Kass will join us for a working weekend of critique circles and fellowship.