Monday, October 19, 2009

Deadlines - Manuscripts and Motel

Whew!  I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Kansas for a wedding and then to Nebraska for a college visit for my son.  Now it's back to my desk and everything that a Monday brings!

For those of you who are thinking of registering for the conference...  There's plenty of time.

However, there are a few deadlines coming up.

If you plan to submit a manuscript for critique, the postmark deadline is tomorrow (Oct 20).  You don't need a fancy format -- just typed and double-spaced.  Word limit is 1500 words.  If you're submitting a first chapter from a novel, you still need to honor the 1500 word limit. (It's also a good idea to include a cover letter with a brief description of your manuscript and some background information about yourself as a writer.)


if you're planning to spend the night in Hill City, please call the Best Western Golden Spike Inn & Suites for reservations.  If you call by Oct 21 and mention the writers conference, you can get the rate of $49/night.  (You have to call them directly at 605.574.2577 -- The rate is not available online.)

Please let me know if you have questions.

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

1 comment:

  1. You are some woman, Jean. You know, like SOME PIG, but SOME WOMAN. :) That is quite a deal on the hotel rate! Good work!