Time’s a tickin’- Win Front Row Seats to the Austin SCBWI 2011 Conference

 If you haven’t done so already, it’s time 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
  • Access to a top agent, editors, illustrators, and talented faculty members
  • Friday Night Readings
  • Portfolio Display and Contest
  • Door Prizes
  • Silent Auction (wait til you see…)
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Boxed Lunch
  • Book Store
  • Autograph Party

Click here to find all the details.

A Special Contest for all pre-registered attendees

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. 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!