Hey there, awesome young writers!
We’re coming at you today to let you know two very exciting things:
- The anthology of winning poems and short stories from the First Annual Chapter One Young Writers Conference Writing Competition is now available on Amazon as a Kindle e-book! And for the next couple weeks, it’s only $0.99! We’re in love with the winning poems and short stories, and we think you will be too. Check the e-book out on Amazon by clicking here. And make sure to purchase it while it’s at this special sale price, only available until the end of July! (If you’d prefer to purchase the anthology in a different e-book form, it will also be available on Nook and iBooks come August.)
- 2017 conference session descriptions are available! We’re so excited about what all of our speakers are talking about at Ch1Con this year. You can check out the descriptions by visiting our Schedule page.
— The Ch1Con Team
Hey, everybody! We’re thrilled to announce the Ch1Con Blog Tour 2017!
We put together this annual blog tour to share info and fun, behind-the-scenes facts about the Chapter One Young Writers Conference (and to give away some awesome prizes, of course). The 2017 blog tour will kick off on Saturday, April 15 and conclude at the end of May. Follow the tour for guest posts, interviews by the Ch1Con team–and, of course, giveaways of books and critiques!
Check out the schedule below:
- Saturday, April 15: www.juliathewritergirl.com
- Ch1Con founder Julia Byers interviews Ch1Con team members Ariel Kalati and Emma Ryan
- Giveaway: SIGNED copy of History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera!
- Monday, April 17: www.yainterrobang.com
- Special news piece! (Not technically part of the tour, but we’re including it here since it’s happening at the same time!)
- Tuesday, April 18: www.anniesullivanauthor.wordpress.com
- 2017 workshop leader Annie Sullivan interviews Ch1Con founder Julia Byers
- Giveaway: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas!
- Friday, April 21: www.ultimatelyuselessstories.com
- Sunday, April 23: www.literaryabstractions.blogspot.com
- Ch1Con team member Christina Li interviews fellow team member Katelyn Pettit
- Friday, April 28: www.charlottegerber.wordpress.com
- Monday, May 8: www.allisonthewriter.wordpress.com
- Allison Rose interviews Ch1Con team members Brett Jonas, Ariel Kalati, and Emma Rose Ryan
- Saturday, May 13: www.kirabrighton.weebly.com
- Kira Brighton hosts a guest post by Ch1Con team member Ariel Kalati
- Thursday, May 18: www.brettjonas.com
- Blog post
- Giveaway: SIGNED copy of The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi!
- Tuesday, May 23: www.writersblockpartyblog.wordpress.com
- Writer’s Block Party hosts a guest post by Ch1Con team member Katelyn Pettit
- Giveaway: A critique by Katelyn Pettit! More info TBA.
- Friday, May 26: www.avajae.blogspot.com
- Ava Jae hosts a guest post by Ch1Con team member Brett Jonas
- Saturday, May 27: www.ch1con.tumblr.com
- Special post on the Ch1Con Tumblr, hosted by Ch1Con team member Emma Rose Ryan
- Giveaway: $25 Barnes & Noble gift card!
As always, we welcome you to join the tour! If you have a blog/Tumblr/website/anything else with which you’d like to participate, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add you to the schedule. Pingbacks, reblogs, and sharing are of course 100% welcome as well!
We can’t wait to share the tour with you, and hope to see you in Chicago at Ch1Con 2017!
– The Ch1Con Team
Happy March! Here’s the schedule of Ch1Con online events coming your way this month.
Thursday, March 9th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat
The topic of our Twitter chat this month is antagonists. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!
Saturday, March 18th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In
Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point that you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us22.chatzy.com/99394866141839.
– The Ch1Con Team
P.S. Keep an eye out for a fun, new opportunity here on our website soon!
The Chapter One Young Writers Conference team is thrilled to announce that we’ll be revealing our 2017 speakers here on the conference blog (www.chapteroneconference.com) beginning tomorrow (Wednesday, March 1)!
The Chapter One Young Writers Conference is a writer’s conference both for and by young writers. Ch1Con 2017 will take place Saturday, August 5th at the SPACE by Doejo event center in downtown Chicago. It will include workshops, panels, trivia (with prizes!), lots of nerding out about writing and books, and more.
We’re SO EXCITED to share our 2017 speakers with you. However, we don’t want anyone to spontaneously combust from an overload of awesomeness (these authors and ~other~ speakers are so talented, it could happen)–so, we’ll be spreading out the speaker reveals throughout the rest of this week. Starting Wednesday, we’ll reveal one speaker a day, leading up to our incredible keynote speaker on Saturday. The speaker reveals will also include some pretty great giveaways!
So, make sure to keep an eye here on www.chapteroneconference.com to be part of the fun! And register to attend the 2017 Chapter One Young Writers Conference today at www.chapteroneconference.com/register
– The Ch1Con Team