Saturday, May 18, 2013

Annual SCBWI Schmooze at Quail Ridge Books

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May 19, 2013

Are you a children's author who plans to be in the Raleigh area next weekend?
Please join the SCBWI and the goalies critique group for our annual SCHMOOZE at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh from 2:00 to 5:00 on May 19. We'll being doing a first-pages panel again. Last year's entries were fabulous as were our guest panelists.
This year, we are fortunate to have as our Panelists:
Sue Soltis (Nothing Like a Puffin)
Cate Tiernan (Immortal Beloved, Balefire, and Sweep series)
Jackie Ogburn (The Bake Shop Ghost, a Dignity of Dragons, Little Treasures, and many more)
They will read and critique the first 250 words of your picture book, chapter book, middle grade book, young adult book, or illustration (no adult writing, please).

Critique Rules:

1. Entries over 250 words will be excluded. Include a word count and category (YA Fiction, MG Fantasy, for example) at the top of your entry.
2. DO NOT include your name.
3. Hand your entry to one of the smiling Goalies members when you enter the bookstore.
4. Help yourself to many of the delicious snacks provided.
5. Mill around and schmooze while checking out Quail Ridge Books' beautiful bookstore.
6. Sit back and enjoy the program.

Everyone is welcome! Entries are anonymous -- so come and meet your fellow kidlit authors!
No registration is required. The event is free. We hope to see you there!

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