The Bookshelf Detective wants you to know that
registration has begun for the
12th Annual SCBWI Winter Conference. Please know that the pre-conference writing intensive typically fills up within the first 5-7 days, so my advice is to visit www.scbwi.org and jump in before its too late to sign up for this extra class.
WHEN: JANUARY 28-30, 2011
WHERE: New York
The elite line-up of keynote speakers include Jules Feiffer (cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter, and children's book author and illustrator), Lois Lowry (two-time recipient of the Newbery Medal), Linda Sue Parks (Newbery Medal Winner and author of the ninth book in the series 39 Clues), R.L. Stein (sold over 400 million books with Goosbumps, Fear Street, The Nightmare Room, Rotten School, and Mostly Ghostly) and Sara Zarr (A National Book Award Finalist, Cybil Award Finalist, and Kirkus Best Book recognition).
Agents you can meet:
Ginger Clark of Curtis Brown LTD: She represents science fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, literary horror, and young adult and middle grade fiction. In addition to representing her own clients, she also represents British rights for the agency’s children’s list.
Dan Lazar from Writers House: Daniel Lazar is a senior agent at Writers House, one of the industry's largest and oldest literary agencies. His list includes a variety of commercial and literary fiction for children and adults. For children's books, he represents primarily middle grade and YA. Recent and upcoming titles include Newbery Honor-winner Savvy by Ingrid Law (Dial/Walden); The Last Invisible Boy by Evan Kuhlman (Atheneum); Billy Bones by Chris Lincoln (Little Brown); Mike Steller: Nerves of Steel by KA Holt (Random House); and The Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell (Aladdin).
Jim McCarthy from Dystel & Goderich Literary Management: Jim McCarthy interned for Dystel & Goderich Literary Management while studying urban design at New York University. Upon graduating in 2002, Jim realized he would much rather continue working with books than make the jump (as he had originally intended) to the field of city planning and has been with the agency ever since. As an avid young adult fiction reader, his interests encompass both literary and commercial works. He is particularly interested in urban fantasy, paranormal romance, horror, gay and lesbian fiction, and absolutely anything that can make him laugh out loud.
For more on conferences, visit me, Kim Tomsic, at www.bookshelfdetective.org
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