Sunday, September 27, 2009

Critique Opportunities at Black Hills Conference

Hey, Everybody!

Here's some great news. Speakers at the upcoming SCBWI Black Hills conference will be offering critiques.

However, critique spots are limited.

The postmark deadline for manuscript submissions is October 17, 2009. However, please send your submission BEFORE this date. These critique spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't delay!

Critique fee is $40.00 (plus your conference registration fee). You'll receive a written critique and a 15-minute face-to-face meeting with the person who has critiqued your manuscript. This is a great opportunity.

For more details about registration and payment options, head over to

Have a great week!


Jean L.S. Patrick
Regional Advisor, Dakotas
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Sunday, September 20, 2009

NEW Dakotas-SCBWI Website

Hey, Everybody!

I've got good news. Our old scbwidakotas website is history. (Please don't even think of visiting it again. Threats, viruses, and other such ugliness have ruined it.)

Instead . . . drum roll . . . go to Thanks to web-hero Patti Kurtz, we're up and running with a whole new look!

Happy Sunday!

Jean Patrick
Regional Advisor - Dakotas
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Monday, September 14, 2009

Speakers for North Dakota conference

Hello All!

Here are a few more details about the October 9-10 conference at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. This looks like a terrific line-up!

Andrew Karre, Editorial Director, Carolrhoda Books
Molly O'Neill, Asst. Editor, Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins
Laurie Knowlton, Author

For complete information and a registration form, visit the link:

See you there!