The Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers conference is sponsoring a First Line Contest. If you are a writer, aspiring writer, or illustrator who wants to start writing their own books, you may want to enter this contest. The competition is open to all genres in the Young Adult market and there will be prizes. Entrance rules and requirements are posted here. I attended the writing for picture books workshop a couple of years ago and it was a very valuable experience. This year’s picture book writing workshop will be taught by Kristyn Crow– author of Cool Daddy Rat, Skeleton Cat and Bedtime at the Swamp.There is also a week long workshop for picture book illustrators. This year’s guest artist is Kevin Hawkes illustrator of Library Lion and many others.
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