Congratulations to OCWW Speakers:
Nadine Kenney Johnstone
All Finalists in CWA’s Book of the Year Awards!
Don’t miss your chance to enter the
CWA First Chapter Contest!
Entry deadline: October 15, 2017
The winner will be awarded a full scholarship to attend the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat May 20 to 26, 2018, at the Cedar Valley Center & Spa, 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, near West Bend, Wisconsin (value: $1,375). Second and third place will receive cash awards of $150 and $75, respectively.
For more information go to http://www.chicagowrites.org/first-chapter-contest/
How to Crowdsource You Next Project
Thursday, October 12, 7 – 9 pm
Crowdsourcing: How to use Kickstarter and other crowdsourcing sites to fund your next project
933 W. Wilson 7 – 9 pm WEST DOOR, coffee shop closed
Chicago SCBWI co-rep Savy Leiser, author of The Making of a Small-Town Beauty King (2016) recently funded the first 2 books of a project called The Furever Home Friends, a series about shelter animals with accompanying plush toy where a portion of the profits benefits a shelter. Many authors and illustrators are forced to juggle projects and resources. Savy will talk about getting started, various crowdfunding sites, and, most importantly, how to promote your projects in order to get funded. @SavyLeiser, http://www.savyleiser.com/
IMPORTANT PROGRAM CALENDAR CHANGES:
Goldie Goldenbloom's session date has been changed to January 25, 2018.
Jennifer Solheim's session date has been changed to December 14, 2017