What is WriteOnCon?
WriteOnCon is an Online Children’s Writers Conference (rated MC-18, for Main Characters under 18 only) created by writers, for writers.
Who: That’s the best part—it’s for EVERYONE!
Attendees don’t need to take time off work, travel, or spend a truckload of money. They can enjoy the conference from the convenience of their own homes, for free—and the schedule is designed around working hours. (Transcripts are also available of the entire conference, should anyone have to miss part of it.) And everything for the conference takes place within this website, which means everyone with basic Internet access will be able to participate in all aspects of the conference—no additional software or technology required.
During the conference, keynote addresses, agent panels, and lectures are presented as blogs, vlogs, moderated chats, webinars, podcasts, and livestreaming. There is also a critique forum, where participants can post query letters and writing samples to receive helpful feedback and comments from their peers and industry professionals. And, as if that weren’t exciting enough, there are also daily contests, giving random winners everything from books to personalized critiques from agents.
It’s everything great about a writer’s conference, without any of the cost or inconvenience. August 2011 can’t come fast enough! And don’t miss our Monthly Live Events in the meantime!
This year, they welcome literary agents Cheryl Pientka, Daniel Lazar, Peter Knapp, Michelle Humphrey, Mollie Glick, Emily Keyes, Sarah Davies, andKatie Grimm!
"There may or may not but definitely are additional agents on our faculty, but we can’t tell you who they are, because they’re Ninjas!
That’s right! Our Ninja Agent program will be in effect this year, which means industry professionals will be in the forums, looking at your query letters, pitches, and anything else they want! We’ve had some great success stories from the Ninja Agents, and we encourage you to get your queries and pitches solidified in preparation for the conference."
What do you say writer friends? Let's do this!