Events for KidLit Writers

JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC

FEBRUARY 2021

1-28 NONFICTION FEST
https://www.nffest.com/

3-24 MULTIPLE POVS, MULTIPLE FORMATS, AND NON-LINEAR TIMELINES FOR NOVELISTS
4-Week Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

27 WHAT TO SAY AND HOW TO SAY IT: VOICE IN PICTURE BOOKS
Webinar: https://arizona.scbwi.org/

27 UNLOCKING THE HEART OF YOUR STORY
Webinar: https://wisconsin.scbwi.org/

27-28 OH MG! A WEEKEND OF MIDDLE GRADE
Online Conference: https://britishisles.scbwi.org/

28 BEGINNINGS, MIDDLES, AND ENDINGS with Kathy Erskine
2-Week Workshop: www.whalerockworkshops.com

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MARCH 2021

1 GETTING YOUR YA NOVEL OFF THE GROUND
8-Week Course: https://writingworkshops.com/

1 PICTURE BOOK PARTY DEADLINE
Contest: https://mindyalyseweiss.com/

2 WRITING THE YOUNG ADULT OR MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL
8-Week Course: www.writer.org

2-7 50 PRECIOUS WORDS
Contest: https://viviankirkfield.com/

3 CREATING AN IMAGE SYSTEM THAT WORKS FOR YOUR VERSE NOVEL
5-Week Online Workshop: www.highlightsfoundation.org

3 LINE EDITING YOUR MG OR YA NOVEL
8-Week Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

3-4 THE 1-1 FESTIVAL
Online Conference: https://britishisles.scbwi.org/

4 #PITMAD PITCH PARTY
Twitter: https://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

4 PICTURE BOOK WRITING FOR ILLUSTRATORS
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

5 THE ILLUSTRATOR WORKSHOP
Online Workshop: https://midatlantic.scbwi.org/

6 WRITING PB BIOGRAPHIES THAT KIDS CAN’T WAIT TO READ with Laurie Wallmark
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

6 WE ARE ALL MYSTERIOUS: A LOOK AT SUSPENSE
Webinar: https://wwa.scbwi.org/

6 MAKING MAGIC: STORYTELLING DISNEY-STYLE
Webinar: https://arizona.scbwi.org/

6 OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS IN NONFICTION
Webinar: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

6 UNDERSTANDING PUBLISHING CONTRACTS with Emily Keyes
Online Seminar: https://illustrationdept.com/

6 SPRING VIRTUAL EDITOR/AGENT DAY FOR NOVELS
Online Conference: https://newengland.scbwi.org/

6 WE ARE ALL MYSTERIOUS: SUSPENSE READERS OF ALL AGES
Webinar: https://wwa.scbwi.org/

6 BOOK DUMMY WEBINAR with Claire Lordon
Online Workshop: https://utahsouthidaho.scbwi.org/

6 OPPORTUNITIES IN CHILDREN’S NONFICTION
Webinar: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

8 PERFECTING THE PICTURE BOOK
6-Week Course: www.thewritingbarn.com

10 LISTEN UP! HOW TO CREATE AUDIOBOOKS
Webinar: https://wisconsin.scbwi.org/

12-13 CRITIQUE FEST
Online Conference: https://southern-breeze.scbwi.org/

13 AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR STORY DEVELOPMENT & ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES
Webinar: sandiego.scbwi.org

13 PICTURE BOOKS FROM THE INSIDE OUT with Peter Brown
Intensive: https://sandiego.scbwi.org/

13 FINDING YOUR VOICE AND GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CHARACTERS
Webinar: https://indiana.scbwi.org/

13 WRITING FOR THE CHILDREN’S MAGAZINE MARKET
Webinar: https://sfnortheastbay.scbwi.org/

13 GROW WITH THE PROS! Editor Erin Siu
Webinar: https://indiana.scbwi.org/

13 POETRY SPEAKS WHO I AM: WRITING VERSE NOVELS
Webinar: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

15-25 THE ART OF GIVING AND RECEIVING CRITIQUE
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

16 TO PLOT OR NOT TO PLOT?
Webinar: http://austin.scbwi.org/

17 CRAFTING THE POETRY NOVEL FOR YOUNG ADULTS
5-Week Course: https://writers.com/

18 WRITING PICTURE BOOKS
3-Week Course: www.writer.org

18 WRITE FOR THE EDUCATIONAL MARKET TODAY
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

19-21 BEACHSIDE NONFICTION WORKSHOP with Candace Fleming & Jennifer Swanson
Fernandina Beach, FL: editandgetit.com

20 INDESIGN 101: CREATING A BOOK DUMMY
Online Class: https://illustrationdept.com/

20 WRITING WITHOUT A TRACE FOR MG AUTHORS with Pat Cummings
Webinar: https://nebraska.scbwi.org/

20 CHILDREN’S AND YA GRAPHIC NOVELS 101
Webinar: https://wwa.scbwi.org/

21 HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR CRAFT AND WRITE FASTER
Webinar: https://michigan.scbwi.org/

23 GETTING IT RIGHT: RESEARCH TECHNIQUES FOR WRITERS with Heather Camlot
Workshop: www.whalerockworkshops.com

25 CRAFTING NOVELS: TIPS AND TOOLS
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

26-28 TAHQUITZ WRITERS RETREAT
Online Retreat: https://socal.scbwi.org/

27 WORK FOR HIRE AND THE EDUCATIONAL MARKET
Online Meeting: https://brazosvalley.scbwi.org/

27 HASHTAGS WON’T SAVE YOU: SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
Webinar: https://newmexico.scbwi.org/

28 DESI KIDLIT SUMMIT
Online Conference: https://desikidlitcommunity.weebly.com/

30 CHARACTER DESIGN WORKSHOP
4-Week Online Workshop: https://illustrationdept.com/

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APRIL 2021

1-3 SPRING FLING WRITING CONTEST
Contest: https://ciaraoneal.weebly.com/spring-fling-kidlit-contest

6 PB BIOGRAPHIES II
6-Week Course: www.thewritingbarn.com

7 TAP INTO YOUR TOOLBOX with Anne Marie Pace
Workshop: www.whalerockworkshops.com

7 RE-VISION WEEK TUNE-UP
Challenge: https://laurenkerstein.net/

9-10 BLUE RIDGE WRITERS CONFERENCE
Blue Ridge, GA: www.blueridgewritersconference.com

10 BUILDING TENSION IN YOUR NARRATIVE
Webinar: sandiego.scbwi.org

10-11 #REVPIT PITCH PARTY
Twitter: https://www.reviseresub.com/

14 THE HEART AND HUMOR OF AMY KRAUSE ROSENTHAL
6-Week Course: www.thewritingbarn.com

14 NOVELS IN VERSE: TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE FORM
5-Week Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

15 LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: TECHNIQUES TO DELIVER CHARACTER AND STORY
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

19 FIND YOUR MUSE
8-Week Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

20-25 WRITING FANTASTICAL AND OTHER-WORLDLY STORIES
Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

23-25 YOUR STORY START TO FINISH
Online Conference: https://michigan.scbwi.org/

24 MASTER CLASS: CREATING MEMORABLE PICTURE BOOKS
Online Intensive: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Write2Ignite

27 CHARACTERS: READING LIKE A WRITING
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

30 ASTRA INTERNATIONAL PICTURE BOOK WRITING CONTEST DEADLINE
Contest: www.readinglife.com

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MAY 2021

1 #WMPITCH Pitch Party
Twitter: https://write-mentor.com/

4 POETIC TECHNIQUES TO MAKE YOUR WRITING COME ALIVE
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

18 SELF-PUBLISHING: NO LONGER A NO NO
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

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JUNE 2021

3 #PITMAD PITCH PARTY
Twitter: https://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

12 OPPORTUNITIES IN CHILDREN’S NONFICTION
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

23-27 WRITING FOR THE EDUCATIONAL MARKET
Milanville, PA:   www.highlightsfoundation.org

26 BOOK PACKAGERS 1010
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

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JULY 2021

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AUGUST 2021

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SEPTEMBER 2021

2 #PITMAD PITCH PARTY
Twitter: https://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

30 RE-VISION WEEK TUNE UP
Challenge: https://laurenkerstein.net/

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OCTOBER 2021

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NOVEMBER 2021

1-30      NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH
             Challenge to write a novel in one month: https://www.nanowrimo.org/

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DECEMBER 2021

2 #PITMAD PITCH PARTY
Twitter: https://pitchwars.org/pitmad/

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