As many of you know, I did the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers conference in Utah last summer and had an absolutely amazing time. I’m back at it again this June, with an amazing faculty that includes Holly Black, Allie Condie, Kathleen Duey, Kevin Hawkes, Mike Knudson, and many more!
To spread the word about the conference, the organizers are having a first line writing contest for picture books, chapter books, MG or YA novels. That’s right…see if your killer first line stands up to the judges! One of the prizes is a query critique from me. The deadline is April 2nd. Check the contest out here, especially if you live in Utah and are planning or thinking about going to WIFYR! It’s one of my favorite conferences and I highly, highly recommend it.