2016 Houston SCBWI Conference

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Join us for the 2016 Houston SCBWI Conference

October 22, 2016 at The Hess Club8am – 5:30pm
5430 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056


 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

CRITIQUES TO BE GIVEN AT THE CONFERENCE ARE COMPLETELY CLOSED.
All conference ATTENDEES will have the opportunity after the conference to submit one manuscript for review by the speakers.  In the conference package of information that you will receive October 22, will be submission information.  Each speaker will detail exactly the genre they are interested in receiving as well as the format to use.  This submission is NOT for an individual critique, but for at least a first page read, such as is done with an unagented open submission.  It may take a long time to receive a response from one of these submissions.  Be patient.

 

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Conference Information Packet

 


Six speakers including 3 agents, 2 editors and an art director

Plus extra opportunities for E-critiques with 2 additional agents and 1 editor

One-on-one manuscript critique sessions with speakers and local authors

Portfolio critiques and showcase

Joan Lowery Nixon finalist selections (winners mentored by author Joy Preble)

NEW UPDATE: In the event a Picture Book wins the JLN, that book will be mentored by Kathy Duval

Selling of books by Blue Willow Bookstore plus book signings at the end of the day

TexMex dinner social celebrating the end of the Houston Chapter Conference

Silent Auction of many prizes, including the Art Auction of original art and decorative items

Door prizes

Opportunities to network

Continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon cookie break