Monday, July 5, 2010

Will you writeoncon?

Do you writeoncon? I'm talking to all writers. Not just kidlit. There promises to be something for everyone. Now this FREE online conference is awesomely cool, ultra exceptional, uniquely extraordinary, and is calling you to head on over and register. Uh, did you hear me? Dude! It's Free!

Thank you to Jamie Harrington, Elana Johnson (dude, you're so cool) Casey McCormick, Shannon Messenger, Lisa and Laura Roecker, and Jennifer Stayrook thank ya, thank ya, thank ya for giving back.

You want to go in your jammies? Can do! It's online. You want to attend while eating chocolate chip cookie crisp? Can do! It's online.

When: Tuesday – Thursday, August 10 – 12, 2010
Here's the line-up of agents and editors:

Michelle Andelman

Regina Brooks
Catherine Drayton 

Daniel Ehrenhaft

Mandy Hubbard 

Mary Kole

Jennifer Laughran

Steven Malk

Mark McVeigh

Martha Mihalick

Molly O’Neill

Kathleen Ortiz 

Anica Rissi

Holly Root 

Elana Roth

Joanna Stampfel-Volpe

Suzie Townsend 

Now! Go! Register! You know you wanna. Here's the link:


  1. I thought it was only open to writers who have characters 18 or younger? I might need to go check again!

  2. Michelle, it specifically says any writer can benefit from the conference. Go sign up. :0)

  3. Robyn, I double checked.

    It says:

    "WriteOnCon is an Online Children’s Writers Conference (rated MC-18, for Main Characters under 18 only) created by writers, for writers."

    So only if I have Main Characters under 18 can I register, I'm assuming. I'm sad about that. :(

  4. Michelle, this is taken from the site:

    WriteOnCon is also not exclusive to kidlit writers. In order to stay organized, the curriculum has been focused on picture book, middle grade, and young adult writers. However, much of the information provided will apply to all writers, and since the conference is free, any interested writer is encouraged to attend.

    I got that on the What is WriteOnCon page. =)

  5. Then why did they put the 18 or under thing up? Ugh. I may just have to ask Elana. Confusing! Thanks for that quote there, though. I didn't see that before. :)

  6. I think they put it, because it is first and foremost for kidlit. But it also has something for all writers. I think you should sign up, but yeah, ask Elana. It sounds wonderful though. And there is no cutoff on registration. So you have time. =)

  7. Will be there, Robyn! *hugs* How are you doing?

  8. Dani, see you there! Not feeling great. Trying to recover. Pneumonia stinks! =) *hugs* I need pneumonia cookies. *grin*

  9. Been there, done that! I'm in and looking forward to it. :-)

  10. I shall see you there my sweet pal, Shannon. *hugs* =)

  11. I so wish I was going to be here for this. I'm hoping they do it again in the fall or winter. If you have any pull, you might want to mention that.

  12. Are you going on vaca at this time, Patti? I know they are going to do it again next year. =)

  13. I don't write YA or MG. Kind of sucks for us adult fiction writers. sad face.

  14. What about a poet? Do you think I'll benefit too? I love anything free :)

  15. Hannah, you can still be involved. They say there is something for everyone. Check it out, anyway. =)

  16. Kelly, I know a lot of poets that have signed up. Why don't you hop over and visit. These poets also write picture books, or MG and Ya, but there might be something good for you. They are doing free critiques. Who knows? One thing leads to another. =)

  17. Thansk for the info. Will be checking into this for sure.

  18. Robyn,
    y'all have a great time! I'm swooping in for one day and then will re-hit the road!


  19. Hey Susan! Def check into it. It will be chock full of info. =)

  20. Patti, we will. Be safe and have fun. We love ya. =)

  21. I've signed up and am looking forward to it! :)

  22. I've been thinking about this, thanks for the nudge!

    How are you feeling? Hope you are getting better every day:)

    Hugs and blessings,

  23. I signed up. I'll see you there.


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