I don’t know about you, but I’m crossing my fingers and wishing that this new storm is going to miss us completely. I’m not even going to step foot in a grocery store in protest. I just refuse to believe that it’s really coming. I don’t know why, but cold weather makes me want to organize everything. So, why not take the time to get yourself more organized for the upcoming conference? A few things to consider:
1. Register! http://mddewv.scbwi.org/ Well, that’s a no-brainer, but don’t forget that registration closes on March 19th.
2. Consider a manuscript critique. Where else are you guaranteed a 15 minute conversation (opportunity to bribe;) an industry professional? Payment can be added to the registration fee. Critiques will only be open until February 28th (or until full), so get on it! At this time, there will only be one critique per person. If space permits and slots are still available after the 28th, we will let you know. Keep your eyes open for an announcement from us. As far as critiques are concerned, please follow the instructions listed on the registration page: http://mddewv.scbwi.org/
Manuscripts should be double spaced, 12 point font, and a maximum of 10 pages. Also, a synopsis or summary can be submitted with the manuscript, but must not exceed one page in length. (I should have written this blog post before sending my manuscript to Loretta. Many apologies, Loretta.) Please include this form with your submission to identify your work and indicate your preference for critiquer: 2014MarchCritiqueForm
3. If you plan to attend Sara D’Emic’s class on finding an agent, please bring a query letter with you to the session. Remember to exclude or “X” out your name.
4. For artists- if you would like an art portfolio review, register and pay for the conference/art portfolio review on our website. Then, E-Mail Susan Detwiler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Susan will contact you regarding the schedule for your portfolio review.
As always, all critiques and portfolio reviews will be assigned on a first-come/first-served basis. This is why it is so important to get your hat in the ring early-so to speak.
I’m off to finally get my business cards printed. Good luck to everyone and I hope to see you all on March 29th.