Hey there! We have several great online events coming your way this month as we go into final preparations for our, ya know, main event: Ch1Con 2016! Check ’em out below.
Thursday, July 14 at 8:00 PM Eastern: YouTube Chat
Join us on our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference) where members of the Ch1Con team will discuss something writing-related, and ask us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con.
What exactly will we discuss? That’s up to you. Vote for the July Ch1Con Chat topic below.
Thursday, July 21 at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat
The topic of our (usual) Twitter chat this month is strong female characters. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!
Thursday, July 28 at 8:00 PM Eastern: Extra-Special, Conference
Want to know something about the conference itself? We’ll be hosting a special Ch1Con Chat on Twitter the week before Ch1Con 2016 to answer any sorts of questions you might have concerning the conference. Tweet using #Ch1Con to participate. (Can’t make the chat? Feel free to email your questions to email@example.com and we’ll answer them there instead!)
Thinking of attending the 2016 Chapter One Young Writers Conference? Make sure to register by 11:59 PM EDT tomorrow (Tuesday, May 31) to take advantage of our special early bird registration rate! After that, we have to move to our regular registration rate of $99.99. Don’t miss out!
Ch1Con 2016 will take place Saturday, August 6 in St. Charles, IL, a western suburb of Chicago. Speakers will include New York Times bestselling YA fantasy author Susan Dennard (Truthwitch and the Something Strange and Deadly series) and acclaimed YA contemporary author Francesca Zappia (Made You Up). We’ll also have lots of fun giveaways throughout the day for you, including signed books and some of this summer’s hottest ARCs!
You can find more information on how to register to attend the conference on the page titled Register!
Tomorrow (Thursday, May 26) at 8 PM EDT, we’ll be hosting our bimonthly video Ch1Con Chat, in which members of the Ch1Con team answer YOUR questions (and also goof off a lot). This month’s topic is “social media for writers.” You can participate by asking us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con and watch the chat on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference.
The Ch1Con team is thrilled to announce our final speaker for the 2016 Chapter One Young Writers Conference: Jordan Villegas!
Jordan is a YA writer represented by Emily Keyes of Fuse Literary. He’s a senior in high school, an alum of the Alpha Workshop, and recently was accepted to Harvard University. (Congrats!) You also might recognize him from the Ch1Con Yule Ball this past month!
Jordan will be giving a lecture on the publishing process and participating in our special “ask anything” panel at Ch1Con 2016. Plus: in honor of speaking at the conference, he’s pleased today to give away a query critique!
Click the link below to enter the raffle. We’ll leave it open for one week!
This Thursday (January 21) at 8 PM EST, we’ll be hosting our bimonthly video Ch1Con Chat, in which members of the Ch1Con team answer YOUR questions (and also goof off a lot). This month’s topic is the querying process. You can participate by asking us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con and watch the chat on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference.
Also, I’m conveniently embedding it in the post below:
Good luck with finals if it’s that time of the year for you, and talk to you Thursday!
The Ch1Con team is thrilled to announce our next speaker for the 2016 Chapter One Young Writers Conference: Jennifer Yu!
Jennifer is the author of YA novel Four Weeks, Five People, out from Harlequin Teen and Seventeen Reads in spring, 2017. She is a nineteen-year-old senior at the University of Pennsylvania, studying English. (Like getting a two-book publishing deal while in college, alone, isn’t impressive enough!) Her writing is represented by Laura Dail of the Laura Dail Literary Agency.
Jennifer will be leading a workshop and participating in our special “ask anything” panel at Ch1Con 2016. Plus: in honor of speaking at the conference, she’s pleased today to give away a first chapter critique!
Your novel does not need to be complete to win this critique. Click the link below to enter the raffle. We’ll leave it open for one week!
The Chapter One Young Writers Conference team is thrilled to announce that we’ll be revealing our 2016 speakers here on the conference blog (www.chapteroneconference.com) beginning tomorrow (Thursday, January 14th)!
The Chapter One Young Writers Conference is a writer’s conference both for and by young writers. Ch1Con 2016 will take place Saturday, August 6th at the Hilton Garden Inn in St. Charles, IL, a western suburb of Chicago. It will include workshops, trivia (with prizes!), lots of nerding out about writing and books, and more.
We’re SO EXCITED to share our 2016 speakers with you. However, we don’t want anyone to spontaneously combust from an overload of awesomeness (these authors are so talented, it could happen)–so, we’ll be spreading out the speaker reveals throughout the rest of this week. Starting Thursday, we’ll reveal one speaker a day, leading up to our amaaazing keynote speaker on Saturday! The speaker reveals will also include some pretty awesome giveaways (if we do say so ourselves)–including signed books, a critique, and more!
The Ch1Con team is excited to announce the Ch1Con Yule Ball!
The Yule Ball will be an hour-and-a-half long live video panel taking place Saturday, January 23 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM EST. It’ll feature young authors, answering YOUR questions about writing and the publishing process. (Oh, and did we mention that there will be all kinds of awesome giveaways too?)
Our amazing panelists are:
Ava is the debut author of YA science fiction novel Beyond the Red, which Sky Pony Press will be releasing March 1st! She’s also an assistant editor at Entangled Publishing, blogs about writing and publishing at Writability (which celebrated one million hits, in 2015!), and vlogs at bookishpixie. Oh, and on top of all of that, she’s a college senior (and spoke at Ch1Con 2015!). As if she isn’t already doing enough. Her writing is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.
Eilis is the debut author of science fiction novel Oasis, which Gill + Macmillan will be releasing April 1st! Additionally, she’s the Galway NaNoWriMo co-captain and got her book deal when she was sixteen. (So basically she’s awesome.)
Interested in asking a question? Tweet using #Ch1ConYuleBall and we’ll have the panelists answer as many as we have time for!
Interested in entering a giveaway? We’ll announce the giveaway prizes and post Rafflecopter raffles for you to enter throughout the Yule Ball! (And we think you’re going to be pretty excited about these prizes. You’ll have the chance to win books, lots of critiques, and maybe even a Ch1Con t-shirt or two!)