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Allison Kelsey

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  1. Hi Sienna! What's your definition of active? We do have a critique group, but it's not active, i.e., lots of people posting things for critique every day. To me, that's good, because I can never turn around crits fast enough for them to be of use. (I like to critique a submission a week.) A member posted some of her historical WIP for critique about a month or so ago. That's been it. She *did* get feedback though, so it's not like you'd be sharing your WIP and getting no crits. We would LOVE to have you join us, so you can help us get that group active, and we can help you make your stori
  2. Spring Fling 2014 is NOW OPEN to workshop proposals! Chicago-North RWA's Spring Fling Writers' Conference will be held April 25-26, 2014. The headliners are Kristan Higgins, Mary Balogh, and Lauren Dane. We are calling for workshop proposals. If you are interested in presenting a workshop and would like to be part of the 2014 Spring Fling Conference, please visit us online and fill out our simple electronic application at: http://www.chicagonorthrwa.org/spring-fling-workshop-application/ Proposals will be accepted through August 1st, 2013. If your workshop is selected, you will receive a re
  3. *Permission to forward granted and encouraged* YARWA is proud to announce our Day of YA at RWA Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia! Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 11am - 5pm Member price: $40; Non-member price: $70 Join us for this fun-filled, day-long event that's all YA, all day! Here's what we've got in store: 10:30-11:00 Check in and Registration 11:00-12:15 Welcome and Industry Panel with YA-acquiring agents and editors * Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency * Louise Fury, L. Perkins Agency * Michelle Grajkowski, 3 Seas Literary Agency * Leah Hultenschmidt, Sourcebooks * Kevan Lyon, Marsa
  4. ***Permission to forward granted*** It's back by popular demand and just in time for RWA Nationals!!!! Need help writing an "irresistible" query letter? Want to learn the ins and outs of pitching at Nationals? Join the Young Adult RWA chapter for our June workshop: Queries, Log lines and Pitches, Oh My! Instructor: Rosemary Clement-Moore Dates: June 17 - 20, 2013 Cost: $10 for YARWA members (non-member fee is $20) TO REGISTER go to: http://yarwa.com/programs About the class: You've written a fabulous novel, you've revised it so that it sparkles. Your mother thinks it's the best thing s
  5. ** Permission to forward granted, encouraged and appreciated! CTRWA proudly presents our annual Fiction Fest Romance Writers Conference - September 21, 2013 at the Hilton Hotel in Mystic, CT Hilton Hotel . 20 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, Connecticut, 06355 . Phone (860) 572-0731 Registration begins 7:30, conference from 8-5, continental breakfast and lunch included Keynote Speaker: 6 Time RITA Nominee, Winner and NYT Bestselling Author <http://www.roxannestclaire.com/> Roxanne St. Claire Workshops by: NYT Best Seller Roxanne St. Claire - double session Jim Azevedo from Smashwords - double
  6. *** Permission to Forward Granted and Appreciated *** 2013 ScriptScene Mini-conference Atlanta Marriott Marquis Room M302 265 Peachtree Center Avenue - Atlanta, Georgia 30303 July 17, 2013 from 12:30PM to 4:30PM PRE-REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED VIA PAYPAL - seats are limited COST: Scriptscene Members: $15.00 Non members: $ 25 (includes 1-year membership) FMI and Payments - http://www.scriptscene.org/events-mini2013-2/ DOOR PRIZES TBA! Workshop Highlights Why You Need a Book Trailer (2 hours) - PJ Productions Get a behind the scenes look at how a book trailer is produced, the benefits
  7. ******PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED AND ENCOURAGED******* This year's Midwest Fiction Writer's Fall Harvest of Essentials will feature nationally known writer and speaker Jessica Brody and her "Save the Cat for Novelists" workshop. Fall Harvest will be: Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Ramada Inn Mall of America, near the Minneapolis-Saint Paul airport. Registration fee is $120 for MFW members, $135 for other. All writers (or would-be writers) are welcome to join us for a day that could change your writing career. Join us! http://www.midwestfiction.com/SaveTheDate.html Nancy Evertz
  8. ****Permission to forward granted and appreciated**** On Wednesday, July 17, the RWA Women's Fiction Chapter will hold our 3rd annual Women's Fiction Mini-Conference at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Our featured speakers and panelists include: - Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency - Barbara Vey, Publishers Weekly - Sara and Gwen Reyes, Fresh Fiction - Sarah Wendell, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books - Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author - HelenKay Dimon, award-winning author - Christie Ridgway, USA Today bestselling author For more information, visit th
  9. I'm back in!! Thanks so much for all your help, Patti and Pam!!
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