Thanks to the lovely Jo Hart, I was lucky enough to discover Write on Con, and I'm here to pay it forward.
Ever wanted to attend a writing conference, but didn't have the time/money/availability?
It's a FREE conference for kidlit writers, and it happens ONLINE between August 16th and August 18th. I haven't been this excited about something since NaNoWriMo.
Things to do:
Post queries/first 250 words/synopsis for critique
See others' works, as well as what other people have to say about it
Chat to other writers
Participate in forum discussions
And more, which I'm still discovering....
And, because I know the real reason you'd want to "attend" this conference, a taste of some of the amazing agents (and assistants) involved:
Natalie M. Fischer
Kate Schafer Testerman
Even just typing out their names had me gushing. Who needs celebrities when you have agents like THESE?
Best of all, this year Write on Con has a new program: NINJA AGENTS! Several agents will be sneaking around the forums looking at query letters and offering critiques... and maybe representation.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? SIGN UP FOR WRITE ON CON RIGHT NOW HERE AT THE FORUMS!
(And if you want to friend me, I'm just under "Tamara".)