Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Emerald City Writers Conference!

It's here! Registration is NOW OPEN for the Emerald City Writers Conference. I attended this conference last year and I can definitely vouch for the awesomeness.

Here's the official announcement:

20th Anniversary Emerald City Writers' Conference
Sponsored by the Greater Seattle Romance Writers' of America
October 9-11, 2009
Bellevue Hilton
Bellevue, Washington

• Editor & Agent Appointments
• Educational & Inspirational Sessions
• Book fair
• Chat Sessions with Your Favorite Authors
• Social Events for Networking

Join us as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the first Emerald City Writers' Conference. In addition to group editor and agent appointments, the conference features educational sessions taught by published authors and experts in their field. Classes cover everything from the writing craft to online marketing. Chat sessions with best selling authors are also featured.

The annual book fair offers opportunities to mingle with your favorite authors. Several social events provide opportunities for networking with other writers, published authors, editors and agents making this annual conference a not-to-miss event.

Our Speakers
Keynote Speaker: Claire Delacroix
Featured Speakers: Lisa Jackson & Christine Warren
Special Guests: Cherry Adair, Elizabeth Boyle, Stella Cameron, Megan Chance, Bob Dugoni, Yasmine Galenorn, Susan Mallery, Bob Mayer, Jane Porter and more!

Editor & Agent Appointments
Registrants are offered the opportunity to pitch in group appointments to editors and agents of their choice; appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis, so register today! Emerald City Opener finalists will receive private appointments.

• Wanda Ottewell, Editor: Harlequin
• Peter Senftleben, Editor: Kensington NOTE: Peter will also be speaking at a session entitled "The Editor/AuthorRelationship: How to work with your editor from the call to published book and beyond"
• Megan McKeever, Editor: Pocket Books

• Steven Axelrod, Agent: The Axelrod Agency
• Alexandra Machinist, Agent: Linda Chester Literary Agency NOTE: Alexandra is also speaking at a session entitled "What Every Agent Wishes Every Author Knew."
• Vivian Chum, Agent: Prospect Agency

Registration is limited. To register, visit www.gsrwa.org.

Dude, is that an impressive line-up or what? So if you are a writing type person, I highly recommend checking out the Emerald City Writers Conference this October. Unpublished and aspiring? Enter the first seven pages of your manuscript in the Emerald City Opener contest and you might get the chance for a one-on-one appointment with one of the editors & agents attending the conference and the opportunity to have your work reviewed by them in the final round! Go forth and succeed, little minions!

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