We’re so excited to formally announce that WriteonCon will be returning in 2019! If you’ve attended in the past, you know this means that once again, kidlit writers get the incredible (and incredibly accessible) opportunity to learn from the pros, wherever you are and whatever your schedule. If you’re new to the event, here’s a taste of what you can expect:
- A wide range of content on craft, motivation, and more, from an impressive lineup of authors and industry professionals. We’ll have both prescheduled events (blogs, vlogs, roundtables, and podcasts) and live events (workshops, Q&As, panels, and pitch events).
- Critiques and sensitivity reads for sale through our fundraising campaign. Also up for grabs are Red Pencil Sessions and Story Consultations, which allow you to discuss your work directly with industry pros via Skype or phone calls.
- Forums where you can ask other writers for help with writing or queries. You might even catch the eye of our Superheroes, our stellar team of agents, editors, and authors who will be lurking and posting feedback.
- And of course, swag!
The event will take place over the weekend of Feb 8-10, 2019. To better accommodate attendees in different time zones, it will run from 10 AM – 10 PM EST.
Early bird admissions will start through our fundraiser campaign, which opens on November 1. During this time, you’ll be able to purchase admission at a discounted rate as well as critiques until 3 am EST/midnight PST on December 6, after which prices will go up and critiques/sensitivity reads/story consultations etc. will no longer be available. So get them while you can!
We’ll reveal our speakers and events in the coming months, but you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or sign up for our newsletter to stay updated. We’ll also have a lot of fun posts right here on the blog, so keep an eye on that as well!
See you in February! We’re fully committed to making sure WriteonCon 2019 is better than ever, and we promise it’ll be worth the hype. Until then, you can share your excitement on social media using #WriteonCon2019!
Stay tuned for updates!
-The WriteonCon 2019 Team