March 2020 KidLit Events

Spring is in the air, and March is full of events, challenges and opportunities for KidLit writers of all ages, sizes, and experience. It doesn’t matter what shoes you wear, there’s an opportunity here for you!

FOR PICTURE BOOK WRITERS: Check out Picture Book Range, an online class through The Writing Barn on March 1.

FOR CHAPTER BOOK WRITERS: Take the Chapter Book Challenge for the month of March!

FOR MG AND YA WRITERS: Don’t miss the Advanced YA and MG Workshop with Agent Sally LaPolla on March 2.

FOR ILLUSTRATORS: Check out the Illustrator’s Conference: “Elevate Your Art” in Salt Lake City on March 7.

FOR POETS: Think about attending the Finding Your Muse in the Woods intensive at the Highlights Foundation in Milanville March 22-25.

Also, this month, don’t miss #PITMAD on March 5 and several grant and award deadlines at the end of the month. My list of March events is below, but feel free to check out the entire list of KidLit Events at www.carolynbfraiser.com/forwriters.

If you know of an event that is not on the list, please let me know.

To receive an email each month about all the events that are happing in KidLit, follow this blog. I will release a post for April a few days before the 1st of the month.


MARCH 2020 

1-31       CHAPTER BOOK CHALLENGE
http://chapterbookchallenge.blogspot.com/

1 PICTURE BOOK RANGE with Author Bethany Hegedus
Online Class: www.thewritingbarn.com

2-27 READING FOR RESEARCH MONTH (ReFoReMo)
http://www.reforemo.com/

2            ADVANCED YA AND MG WORKSHOP with Agent Sara LaPolla
              3-Month Class: www.inkedvoices.com

5            #PITMAD PITCH PARTY
              Twitter Pitch Party: https://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

5            ADVANCED PICTURE BOOK WRITING with Agent Sean McCarthy
              3-Month Class: www.inkedvoices.com

7            ILLUSTRATOR’S CONFERENCE: “ELEVATE YOUR ART”
              Salt Lake City, UT: https://utahsouthidaho.scbwi.org

13-14     WRITING AND ILLUSTRATION FOR KIDS (WIK) 2020 CONFERENCE
              Homewood, AL: https://southern-breeze.scbwi.org/

13-15     GOLDEN GATE CONFERENCE @ ASILOMAR
              Pacific Grove, CA: https://sfsouth.scbwi.org 

13-15     MD/DE/WV REGIONAL CONFERENCE
              Linthicum Heights, MD: https://mddewv.scbwi.org

14          PICTURE BOOKS AND BEYOND
              Webinar: https://inlandnw.scbwi.org/

14          THE LOGIC OF STORYTELLING with Leila Sales
               Austin, TX: www.thewritingbarn.com

19          DEAR AUTHOR, THIS IS WHY I REJECTED YOUR MANUSCRIPT with Editor Francis Gilbert
              Webinar: https://dakotas.scbwi.org/

20           A. ORR FANTASY GRANT
               Deadline: https://www.scbwi.org/a-orr-fantasy-grant/

21          CRYSTAL KITE AWARD
              Entry Deadline: https://www.scbwi.org/awards/crystal-kite-member-choice-award/

21-22     SPRING FEVER ANNUAL CONFERENCE
              Syracuse, NY: https://westcentny.scbwi.org

22          WINTER WEBINAR SERIES with Author Ellen Hopkins
              Webinar: https://indiana.scbwi.org/

22-25     FINDING YOUR MUSE IN THE WOODS Poetry Intensive
  Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

25-28     CREATING PICTURE BOOKS WITH HUMOR & HEART
              Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

26          WALK THE TIGHTROPE: ELEMENTS OF TENSION with Author Laura Ellen
              Webinar: https://arizona.scbwi.org/

27-28     KIDLITCON
              Ann Arbor, MI: https://twitter.com/kidlitcon

28 VOICING THE FACTS: NONFICTION PICTURE BOOKS WITH PERSONALITY
Online Class: www.thewritingbarn.com

28-31     TELLING IT TRUE: THE ART OF STORYTELLING IN NARRATIVE NONFICTION
               Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

31          SCBWI WORK-IN-PROGRESS AWARD
              https://www.scbwi.org/awards/grants/work-in-progress-grants/

31          KAREN AND PHILIP CUSHMAN LATE BLOOMER AWARD
               https://www.scbwi.org/awards/grants/work-in-progress-grants/karen-and-philip-cushman-late-bloomer-award/

31          SCBWI DON FREEMAN ILLUSTRATOR GRANT
              https://www.scbwi.org/awards/grants/work-in-progress-grants/don-freeman-illustrator-grants/

Published by Carolyn Bennett Fraiser

Carolyn Bennett Fraiser is a published author and creative writing instructor.

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