Events for KidLit Writers

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JANUARY 2021 

1-31      STORYSTORM
https://taralazar.com/storystorm

1            REGISTRATION FOR 12X12
              Annual challenge for Picture Book Writers:  http://12x12challenge.com

17-26 PEANUT BUTTER PICTURE BOOK PARTY
Twitter Pitch Party: www.karengreenwald.com

18 ONLINE PICTURE BOOK MENTORSHIP
3-Month Mentorship: https://writingworkshops.com/

18 PLOT TO PUBLICATION: THE YA NOVEL
4-Week Course: https://authorspublish.thinkific.com/

19 GRAPHIC NOVEL AND COMICS WORKSHOP
8-Week Class: https://writingworkshops.com/

20          #IWSGPIT (INSECURE WRITERS SUPPORT GROUP)
              Twitter Pitch Party: www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com

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

21 CREATING MEMORABLE CHARACTERS
Webinar: https://nebraska.scbwi.org/

22 FIRST PAGES WITH CALLIE AND LYNNE
Workshop: www.clearforkpublishing.com

23 WRITING PICTURE BOOKS FOR READERS AGES 3 TO 103
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

23 REVISION WORKSHOP
Workshop: https://utahsouthidaho.scbwi.org/

23-30 2021 PICTURE BOOK WEBINAR SERIES
2-Week Series: https://inlandnw.scbwi.org/

25 PICTURE BOOK CHARACTER A-Z
5-Week Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

26 CHILDREN’S WRITING FOR BEGINNERS
6-Week Course: https://loft.org/

26 CHOOSING THE BEST PUBLISHING OPTION FOR YOU AND YOUR BOOK
Webinar: https://iowa.scbwi.org/

26 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARE SELF-PUBLISHING
Webinar: https://newengland.scbwi.org/

26 INDIE PUBLISHING A PICTURE BOOK
Webinar: https://austin.scbwi.org/

27 WRITING FOR CHILDREN: CREATE A PICTURE BOOK
6-Week Class: https://writers.com/

27 READING AND WRITING DIVERSITY IN KIDLIT
12-Week Course: https://loft.org/

27 HOW MUCH MONEY DOES A WRITER MAKE? with Laura Purdie Salas
Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F5H7DX65Tu6W7Jf3nfzteQ?fbclid=IwAR0Ml_uxb0udT7wBaP11Cewpii_8BEjLcW07VX39kTucfyUvMt-S-Dysino

27 BUILDING YOUR COMMUNITY
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

27 NOT EVERY STORY ARCS: WRITING NON-TRADITIONAL PICTURE BOOKS
Webinar: https://ksmo.scbwi.org/

27 PLOTTING YOUR VERSE NOVEL
5-Week Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

27 FINDING MOTIVATION AND DIRECTION WITH THE HERO’S JOURNEY
10-Week Course: https://easternny.scbwi.org/

28 CRAFTING THE MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL TO CONNECT
Webinar: https://dakotas.scbwi.org/

30 HOW TO USE NARRATIVE DISTANCE
Online Workshop: https://arizona.scbwi.org/

31 SCBWI NEVADA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM DEADLINE
https://nevada.scbwi.org/

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FEBRUARY 2021

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

1 THE FOUNDATIONS OF STORY
3-Part Webinar Series: https://epa.scbwi.org/

2 PICTURE BOOK BIOGRAPHIES
6-Week Class: www.thewritingbarn.com

2 WRITING PICTURE BOOKS
3-Week Class: www.writer.org

3 CRASH COURSE IN CHILDREN’S PUBLISHING
10-Week Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

3 #SFFPIT PITCH PARTY
Twitter: http://dankoboldt.com/

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

4 SO YOU WANT TO BE AN AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR?
8-Week Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

4-6 THE COMPLETE CHAPTER BOOK VIRTUAL WEEKEND
Online Intensive: www.thewritingbarn.com

5 CRAFT, COMMUNITY, & YOUR CAREER
4- Month Support Group: www.highlightsfoundation.org

6 WRITING HUMOROUS PICTURE BOOKS
Webinar: https://utahsouthidaho.scbwi.org/

6 DIVERSITY THROUGH ADVERSITY with Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Webinar: https://wwa.scbwi.org/

6 HOW TO GET NOTICED IN THE GRAPHIC NOVEL WORLD
Webinar: https://oklahoma.scbwi.org/

6 WRITING RHYME THAT’S SUBLINE
Webinar: https://arizona.scbwi.org/

6 NO MORE DEAD MOMS: SECONDARY CHARACTERS IN CHILDREN’S LIT
Webinar: https://mddewv.scbwi.org/

6 UNDERSTANDING COLOR THEORY
Online Seminar: https://illustrationdept.com/

9 GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NOVEL
8-Week Intensive: www.highlightsfoundation.org

9 CREATING IN THE MIDST OF CHAOS
Webinar: https://austin.scbwi.org/

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

10 REVISING YOUR MG AND YA NOVELS
6-Week Class: www.thewritingbarn.com

10 TYPOGRAPHY AND DESIGN WORKSHOP
3-Week Online Workshop: https://illustrationdept.com/

11 #PBPITCH PITCH PARTY
Twitter: http://www.pbpitch.com/

11 CRAFTING PICTURE BOOKS: TIPS AND TOOLS
Webinar: https://epa.scbwi.org/

11 CHARACTER EQUATION: HOW TO FIND YOUR STORY’S HEARTBEAT
Webinar: https://carolinas.scbwi.org/

13 WRITING WITHIN AND ACROSS IDENTITY ELEMENTS
Webinar: sandiego.scbwi.org

13 A VOICE TO REMEMBER: CREATING UNIQUE PB & MG CHARACTER VOICES
Webinar: www.thewritingbarn.com

19 INTRO TO CHILDREN’S PUBLISHING SEMINAR
Webinar: bit.ly/scholasticintrotopub

19-22 SCBWI WINTER CONFERENCE
Online Conference: www.scbwi.org

20 INTRODUCTION TO CHILDREN’S PUBLISHING
Online Class: https://illustrationdept.com/

20 BECOMING A NONFICTION WRITER
Online Course: www.highlightsfoundation.org

21 WRITE. SUBMIT. SUPPORT. FOR PICTURE BOOK WRITERS
6-Month Online Mentorship: www.thewritingbarn.com

21 WRITE. SUBMIT. SUPPORT. FOR MG & YA NOVELISTS
6-Month Online Mentorship: www.thewritingbarn.com

23 KNOW THYSELF: ACKNOWLEDGING YOUR UNIQUE VOICE IN NONFICTION WHILE KEEPING TO THE FACTS
Webinar: https://newengland.scbwi.org/

23 RISING FROM THE WRECKAGE: REVISION TIPS with Pat Zietlow Miller
Webinar: https://austin.scbwi.org/

24 THE CRAFT OF DAYDREAMS: WORLD BUILDING OFF THE PAGE
Webinar: https://wwa.scbwi.org/

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

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

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

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

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

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/

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

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/

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

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

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

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/

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JUNE 2021

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

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