We really got our groove on in the forums last year, and this year we want to bring the party again! In addition to our live chats (click here to get further details on how those work), we’ll be doing Live Forum Events as well.
Each of these events will take place in our forum—which is how you register for the conference. Click here to go to the forum to register, if you haven’t already.
Then, once you’re in the forum, you’re welcome to get your crazy on in the appropriate areas.
During our LIVE FORUM EVENTS, though, we encourage non-crazy behavior. We encourage reading and direction-following, so you can get the most out of the forum experiences.
Each Forum Event will have a specific topic or area, from an open Question & Answer session to posting pitches/query letters for a specified amount of time.
What you’ll do:
1. Check the schedule (below) for Live Forum Events and topics.
2. Prepare your query letters/pitches/questions. We encourage you to do this in advance for the forum events you wish to attend. (That’s why we’re announcing it now.)
3. Check the appropriate thread in the forum for further details—read and follow them carefully so our forum moderators don’t have to delete your entry.
4. Remember your manners. Please don’t engage in hurtful behavior toward an industry professional because of feedback they might leave in the forum. Remember, publishing is SO SUBJECTIVE, and these pros are donating their time to give you their experience/expertise.
Please don’t worry if you won’t be around for the Live Forum Events. Reading the feedback/answers agents give to other people can be just like getting it yourself. All of our forum events will be in the forum for your viewing pleasure long after the conference is over.
Live Forum Events Schedule (subject to change):
Monday, August 13:
- Call for queries for literary agent Peter Knapp’s Tuesday event
- Call for submissions for author Gennifer Albin’s Building Better Sentences workshop (Wednesday event)
- Call for submissions PB Queries for Emma Walton Hamilton’s Tuesday event
- Ninja Agent queries can be posted
Tuesday, August 14:
- Tuesday, August 14, 8:30 AM (EDT): Live Picture Book Query Critique event with bestselling author Emma Walton Hamilton (previously submitted)
- Tuesday, August 14, 10 AM (EDT): Live Query Pitch event with literary agent Peter Knapp (previously submitted)
- Tuesday, August 14, 11 AM (EDT): Call for questions on Social Media/Blogging with literary agent Pamela van Hylckma Vlieg
- Tuesday, August 14, 12:15 PM (EDT): Live Picture Book Stanza Critiqes by authors Corey Schwartz and Tiffany Streliz-Haber
- Tuesday, August 14, 4 PM (EDT): Call for questions + Twitter-style pitches for Entangled editors Stacy Abrams, Heather Howland, and Alycia Tornetta
Wednesday, August 15:
- Wednesday, August 15, 11:15 AM (EDT): Live Q&A with literary agent Pamela van Hylckma Vlieg on Social Media/Blogging
- Wednesday, August 15, 1 PM (EDT): Live critiques on Building Better Sentences with author Gennifer Albin (previously submitted)
- Wednesday, August 15, 4 PM (EDT): Live Q&A + Twitter-style pitches for Entangled editors Stacy Abrams, Heather Howland, and Alycia Tornetta (previously submitted)
I told you there was a lot going on in the forums! Questions? Leave them for us here!
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