Saturday, January 2, 2021
Online registration opens at noon EST (11 a.m. CST). Click here to register.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Early bird pricing ends
Monday, February 1, 2021
Application window for the RA scholarship closes at noon EST (11 a.m. CST).
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Online registration closes at noon EST/11 a.m. CST.
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Manuscripts for individual paid author critiques are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m. EST/10:59 p.m. CST. You may send your manuscript earlier, once you’ve completed registration and paid the fees. We will accept only one manuscript, so please do not send successive versions. Click here for manuscript formatting and file naming requirements.
Friday, March 12, 2021
Author critiques returned to registrants on or before this date.
Friday night, March 12
8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Opening keynote by Carmen Agra Deedy
Saturday, March 13:
11 a.m. EST10 a.m. CST
Key Revision Tools and Approaches by Harold Underdown.
1:30 p.m. EST/12:30 CST
Pitch Party. Kidlit agents Minju Chang, Emily Forney, Ameerah Holliday, and Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez will give feedback on as many pre-submitted pitches as possible in this hour-long event. Read about these amazing agents here.
Week of March 15
Participate with a small group of writers in a one-hour Critique Language Clinic with Harold Underdown. In this informative Q&A session, you’ll have a chance to ask questions about how to understand phrases from your own critique. You’ll learn from others’ questions, too, plus have a chance to view recordings of the other two clinics Harold will hold this week.
April 15, 2021
Manuscripts for individual paid agent/editor critiques are due to email@example.com on or before 11:59 p.m. EST/10:59 p.m. CST. We will accept only one manuscript, so please do not send successive versions. Click here for manuscript formatting and file naming requirements.
April 17, 2021
Once you’ve submitted your manuscript, the advice is to start writing another. So why not learn something new with Melissa Stewart, one of the shining stars of the nonfiction world!
Nonfiction 101: From ideas to proposals to sales, all the questions you were afraid to ask, by Melissa Stewart.
This seminar is included in the seminar-only ticket.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Individual paid acquiring faculty critiques will be returned to registrants!