If you are interested in attending the 2018 SCBWI Winter Conference in New York City, but feel you can’t afford it—think again. The scholarship I fund will send someone off to the wintery wilds of New York from February 2-4, 2018. And to top it off, SCBWI-MI will pay the awardee’s airfare! You can’t beat that!
I will pay the full early-bird registration fee for a Michigan SCBWI member to attend. The qualifying rules are listed on the application form which is posted on the Michigan SCBWI website and HERE. Applications will be taken now up until midnight Oct. 20, 2018. Due to changes in the format, attendance will be limited and recipients will need to act fast if chosen. So make your decision now! The winner will be drawn at random and notified soon after the 20th.
SCBWI-MI will reimburse the scholarship winner for the cost of airfare. (There will be a cap on the maximum coverage of the airfare.)
The conference is Feb. 2-4, 2018. Early bird registration starts in October. See the national SCBWI site at: http://www.scbwi.org for conference details. You never know what magical thing might happen to you there!
Any questions, feel free to contact Shutta Crum, or coRA Leslie Helakoski at: leslie AT helakoskibooks DOT com , or check out the application at the Mich-SCBWi webpage.
Past winners (since 2011) have included: Amy Nielander, Kelly Barson, Vicky Lorencen, Elizabeth McBride, Taraneh Matloob, Lindsey McDivitt, and Andrea Donahoe.
I hope you take advantage of this opportunity!
The first review of MOUSELING’S WORDS came out from Kirkus, and it’s a great one! (Already! The book won’t be published until Dec. 5. But you can preorder now.) A snippet here: “The tale is well-paced with just the right amount of gentle adventure to appeal to young humans discovering the world of words and books for themselves. Encouraging, lovely words.”
Also, I love the descriptive text the publisher has included:
“In this lively introduction to the pleasure of words, a timid young mouse’s first trip out of the nest becomes a reading adventure. Mouseling has grown up surrounded by words, scraps of paper torn from menus. Once he leaves the nest, he decides that discovering words is his mission in life and finds more words than he can count, spelling and sounding them out, thrilled by each one. The library offers a treasure trove of words, also danger: a cat. When Mouseling realizes that the cat would rather know what’s in the books than eat him for dinner, he starts reading aloud to the cat–the best gift he can give in exchange for the world of stories.”
Can’t wait for it to get here–December 5–just in time for holiday gift-giving.