Attend Craft Sessions, Listen to First Pages, Receive Query Advice, even have your work professionally critiqued!
PLUS network with peers, authors, and editors!! PERFECT DAY, RIGHT?!?!
Sandy Asher is the author of 25 books, including the award-winning Too Many Frogs and its companions What A Party and Here Comes Gosling. She is also the editor of seven anthologies, among them With All My Heart, With All My Mind, winner of the National Jewish Book Award in children’s literature, and Writing It Right: How Successful Children’s Authors Revise and Sell Their Stories. Her plays have been performed across the country and abroad, and have been honored with a National Endowment for the Arts playwriting fellowship grant, three American Alliance for Theater and Education Distinguished Play Awards (for A Woman Called Truth, In the Garden of the Selfish Giant, andJesse and Grace: A Best Friends Story), the Charlotte Chorpenning Award for a distinguished body of work in children’s theater, and an Aurand Harris Fellowship grant from the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America. Six of her plays are included in Tell Your Story: The Plays and Playwriting of Sandra Fenichel Asher. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Sandy now lives in Lancaster, PA, where she was recently appointed to serve as the county’s first Children’s Laureate by the Lancaster Literary Guild. Visit Sandy at http://sandyasher.com
Elizabeth Law has worked in children’s and young adult publishing for 30 years, most recently as publisher of Egmont USA and as head of her own consulting company, ElawReads. Elizabeth was also Associate Publisher at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and Viking Children’s Books, and has edited and published every genre from picture book through nonfiction and YA and New Adult. Some of the many authors and artists she has worked with are Dan Gutman, Andrew Clements, Michael Grant, Kadir Nelson, G. Brian Karas, Tony diTerlizzi, Holly Black and the estates of Ludwig Bemelmans and Don Freeman. If you are waiting to hear back from an editor on your book submission, check out her blog entry http://www.elawreads.com/blog/2014/9/30/the-art-of-following-up-5-things-to-do-when-you-havent-heard-back-from-an-editor-or-agent
Check out Elizabeth’s blog at Elawreads.com and follow her on Twitter @Elawreads.
Here’s what we have in store for you!
Exciting day so far, BUT wait, there’s more…
Manuscript Critiques: (at additional cost) Register and add in this option. Email up to 10 pages of one manuscript, plus a one-page synopsis as a Word document attachment to Lindsay Bandy at LKBandy84@yahoo.com by Wednesday, August 5, with the subject line QUARRYVILLE CRITIQUE.
For picture books: Send one entire manuscript.
For Chapter Books, Easy Readers, MG, YA: Send up to 10 pages of your manuscript, plus a one-page synopsis. (Include synopsis in the same document; please don’t send two documents.)
Please follow standard formatting guidelines, double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman. Manuscripts must be received by August 5, 2015. No submissions will be accepted after this deadline and revisions will not be accepted either.
Note: Although a picture book may have fewer than ten pages, each manuscript counts as a separate submission. You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your manuscript. If you do not receive confirmation by email, please let us know as we may not have received your submission. You will recieve your scheduled critique time prior to the event. If you don’t receive an email with your scheduled time please email Lindsay Bandy at LKBandy84@yahoo.com.
Saturday’s Tentative Schedule: