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2016 SCBWI Conference in LA - Who's Going?


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#1 RSMellette

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    Billy Bobble Makes A Magic Wand, Dec. 2014 Elephant's Bookshelf Press

Posted 11 July 2016 - 12:33 PM

Hey, Children's writers and illustrators... who's going to the LA Conference?

 

https://www.scbwi.or...in-los-angeles/

 

I'll be there.


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#2 RSMellette

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    Billy Bobble Makes A Magic Wand, Dec. 2014 Elephant's Bookshelf Press

Posted 01 August 2016 - 12:33 PM

I just got back from SCBWI's summer Conference. One of the things agents always say at these things is that they will give preference to submissions from conference goers because they have shown a willingness to invest in their career as a writer. They are looking at it as a profession, not just a shot in the dark.

 

Of course, you don't HAVE to go to conferences, cold queries work and ultimately it's about the story and the writing skills - but it does help.


From Elephant's Bookshelf Press

 

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by R.S. Mellette

"WOW. That is the first word that comes to mind when I think about how I felt reading this book - WOW. I was so pleasantly surprised - oh, let's be honest, it was more like blown away!" -- Holy B. In NC, Amazon Review.





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