First, I just wanted say, WOW! I’ve gained 50 new followers since the beginning of the year and that’s pretty damn good for me.
“HELLO, NEW FOLLOWERS! YOU ARE AWESOME!”
For those of you who’ve been following for awhile, you’re just flat out amazing, but you already know that.
Enough with the flagrant flattery, I have some pretty great news to share…
As some of you may recall, I mentioned back in May that our local SCBWI chapter has a fantastic event coming up this fall. We are hosting an Agents’ Day on October 5th that will knock your socks off. Registration is now open to non-members as of July 1st – that means now!
Not only will you hear from three wonderful agents who are actively acquiring at this event and have one of the three critique the first 250 words of your manuscript, but you’ll also hear from some of the finest literary ladies with amazing talents who work right here in Oklahoma.
Here’s the Unbelievable lineup:
Keynote speaker Hannah Harrison
Hannah will share her journey that brought her a two-book deal to write and illustrate picture books for a major publisher.
Special Guest Speaker Gwendolyn Hooks
Gwen is the author of seventeen easy readers. She will discuss her latest picture book sale success about the inspirational story of Vivien Thomas, the Man Who Saved the Blue Babies.
The three agents joining us for the day are:
Natalie Fischer Lakosil from the Bradford Agency
Natatlie is interested in representing picture books through YA.
Danielle Smith from the Foreward Agency
Danielle is interested in representing picture books, chapter books, and early/middle readers.
Ann Behar from the Scovil Galen Gosh Agency had a last minute scheduling conflict and has been replaced by:
Emily Mitchell from the Wernick & Pratt Agency
Emily is interested in representing picture books through YA.
If that weren’t enough, the agents will also critique submitted query letters by attendees in a panel discussion. This is another spectacular presentation put on by our SCBWI Oklahoma chapter and you don’t want t miss it. Registration is limited to 90 people and over 50 spots have already been filled, so act soon! Visit the SCBWI OK website for details and online registration.