Global Kids Connect

Global Kids Connect is a daylong conference presented by Publishers Weekly and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

At Global Kids Connect, you participate in the only conference in the United States dedicated exclusively to international insights and global solutions for children’s publishers.

Listen, learn, and connect with an international roster of the industry’s leading voices in children’s publishing, media, and entertainment.

Conference Date:
December 7, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Children’s Starred Reviews Celebration Party:
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Grand Masonic Hall, Grand Ballroom
71 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

Bbl Publishing’s Workshop

At Bbl Publishing’s next workshop, lead acquisitions editor and award-winning writer, Bridget Boland, and Leann Garms will work with a small group of writers for four hours each day of this hands-on workshop on November 19 & 20 in Oceanside, California.

Their goal is to help you map out a practical plan for publishing and marketing your work.

You’ll have all of your writing and publishing questions answered while they guide you down a path that will work for your personal project, regardless of where you are in the process, from a book idea to finished manuscript and for all levels of writers.

they’re excited to share our collective experience of over 50 years in the writing, publishing, and marketing world with a few serious authors who are ready to jumpstart their success!

Plus, they’ll work in a beautiful seaside setting in Oceanside, California, with time for ocean viewing on the rooftop or a walk on the beach. Grab one of the 20 spots today, or pass this information along to someone who might like to join.


Writer’s Digest’s Short Short Story Competition

If you’re up for the challenge—and want a shot at national recognition—enter your best work in Writer’s Digest‘s Short Short Story Competition by the Early-Bird Deadline of November 15!

To make a long story (really) short, your ability to write a captivating story (in 1,500 words or less) could help you pocket $3,000, a feature in Writer’s Digest magazine, and more.

Make it bold. Make it brilliant. Most important, make it brief.

One First Place Winner will receive:

  • $3,000 in cash
  • Their short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2017 issue
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!
  • A copy of the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2017 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2017 Guide to Literary Agents

Sixth Annual 805 Writers’ Conference 2016

The 805 Writers’ Conference has announced the dates for 2016: Saturday and Sunday, November 5 & 6, at the Ventura Crowne Plaza Hotel on the beautiful Pacific Beach. This marks the sixth year for the conference, which has grown annually, topping out at 238 attendees in 2015. The conference is presented by the Pacific Institute for Professional Writing (PIPW) and co-sponsored by five other literary nonprofit organizations and local businesses. Continue reading