2011 Regional Conference: Books, Boots, and Buckskin- AND A CONTEST RIGHT HERE

Extra, Extra, Read All About it…then check out the contest right here on Simply Donna.

 I know the holidays are jam packed with distractions. Maybe you’re struggling to find time to write amidst the growing to-do lists. Or, maybe you’ve given yourself a vacation until after the first of the year. Good for you! But, before you get too comfortable with your holiday schedule, jump over right now to register for the
2011 Austin SCBWI Conference: Books, Boots, and Buckskin. You can even register online

February 18 and 19, 2011.
St. Edward’s University’s Ragsdale Center
3001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704

What’s Included?

  • Panels and lectures on writing and the publishing business
  • Admission to two Wine and Cheese Socials with Agents, Editors, and Esteemed Guests
  • Access to Top Agents and Editors throughout the weekend
  • Friday Night Readings
  • Portfolio Display and Contest
  • Door Prizes
  • Silent Auction
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Boxed Lunch
  • Book Store
  • Autograph Party

Click here to find all the details.

A Contest for Registrants of the 2011 Austin SCBWI conference
Conferences are an ideal place to network, learn, and feed your muse. But, wouldn’t it be nice to have the best vantage point? No craning your neck to see the speakers. No climbing over other writers when you need to take a break. No kicking the chair in front of you.
Well, hold onto your seat! The winner of this contest will receive reserved front row seating (maybe even two.)   It costs nothing but a sense of humor and a splash of creativity to enter.
 Your challenge: Submit a list of 5-10 things never to do at a writer’s conference. You’ve probably heard agents and editors tell of personal horror stories about eager writers who take the term “persistence” to an extreme and often creepy level. Some of them document such encounters in lists of their own. Stretch your imagination here. Be original. Be hilarious. Be absurd. Be entertaining. Make us laugh out loud.

I will recruit the help of two authors/conference veterans to choose the winning submission.

1.) You cannot enter this contest until you are registered for the conference. Register here
2.) Your submission must be emailed to dbratton3@austin.rr.com by Feb.1st.
            Be sure to include your name, and email address
            Please limit your submission to one page
3.) Write contest entry in the subject line of your email
4.) Keep it clean, folks. Nothing obscene, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate.
5.) Have fun with your entry.
Winner will be: 
1.) Awarded front row seat(s)
2.) Featured in the pre-conference video (unless you’re too shy. If so, we’ll whisper our congratulations)
3.) Acknowledged at the conference.
4.) Presented a button to proudly wear around town!
5.) Acknowledged on this blog, along with your creative words. With your permission, of course.
Now, what are you waiting for. It’s time to have some fun!
Good luck!