Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Nationals! (or I B @ SCBWI NYC!)

Tip of the Day: Write an 8-line poem for a chance to win Rhonda Stapleton's debut romantic comedy, STUPID CUPID!

I did it! I registered for my first ever National SCBWI Conference! You'd think that between my (a) conference addiction and (b) physical proximity to NYC that I would've gone before, but alas, the timing never worked out. This year, however, I made NYC on Jan 30 and 31 the priority, and will attend panel discussions, breakout sessions, and will meet my agent. (And I believe Miss Querylicious may join me!) Fun! (More info is here:

I'll be at the Fantasy Novels, Literary Novels, and Teen Novels breakout sessions. My wrist will cramp from the notes I'll take!

Mosty what I hope to gain is (a) inspiration from dedicated editors, (b) encouragement from authors, (c) energy from the experience of being surrounded by hundreds of people who are in love with kidlit.

That means I won't be attending this year's local SCBWI winter con in Syracuse, NY, but it looks like it will be fab as well. (

Any tips from anyone who's been to the NYC SCBWI con before?

Deena, Miss Subbing for Pubbing


Kate Fall said...

I'm so jealous! Although now I feel like I have a spy attending the conference for me. :)

Kristina Springer said...

So jealous too! It sounds like a lot of fun! Is the teen session the one with Ben Schrank? I'd love to meet him!

Rhonda Stapleton said...

YAY YOU!!! You have to let us know how it goes.

Also, thanks for the contest shout-out!! :D

Emily Marshall said...

Yay. It's going to be fun!