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2015 Alaska Writers Guild & SCBWI Annual Conference

  • 18 Sep 2015
  • 9:00 AM
  • 20 Sep 2015
  • 5:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza, Anchorage, AK
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2015 Alaska Writers Guild ANNUAL CONFERENCE
in conjunction with
SCBWI Alaska 


Saturday, September 19 &

Sunday, September 20

 

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Anchorage, Alaska

 

The Alaska Writers Guild is set for a fantastic 2015 conference featuring nationally acclaimed editors, agents, and authors, as well as local authors and illustrators. Once again the conference will also offer a children's literature and illustration track in conjunction with The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.



 
Click here to read more about

this year's faculty!


Click here for the Conference Intensive and Breakout Session Schedule

 

This year's conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. Morning coffee and refreshments and lunches are also included.

 

 

The conference also offers:

  • A Saturday Evening Awards Banquet to honor scholarship winners, the AWG Writer of the Year, Most Promising Manuscript recipients, and winners of the Juried Illustrator Showcase. This will be one of the premier events of the conference, so don't miss out!
  • A juried illustrator portfolio display

  • Tables for Author Book Sales during Saturday's lunch 

*Please see below for fees accompanying these events

 

Friday Optional Intensives

 

3-hour intensive workshops offer a more in-depth experience with faculty on a specific subject. Bring your manuscript or portfolio and be ready to write, draw, or both!


This year's Intensives include:

  • Morning Picture Book Intensive with agent Danielle Smith
  • Afternoon Middle Grade and Young Adult Intensive with agent Danielle Smith
  • Afternoon Author Intensive with bestselling author Steven James
  • Afternoon e-Publishing Intensive with Mark Coker of Smashwords
  • NEW Sunday afternoon Illustrator Intensive
 
 

 
Click here to read more about this year's Optional Intensives

Click here to read more about

this year's faculty



2014 Intensive Workshop with Jon Fine of Amazon.com

 

 

 
Manuscript Reviews (CLOSED)

 

Manuscript reviews for the first 10 pages of your manuscript, in addition to an optional one-page query letter or synopsis, are also available. Critiques are presented in a face-to-face format during the conference. All submitted manuscripts are eligible to be nominated for a "Most Promising Manuscript" Award, as designated by critiquing faculty. Attendees have the option of signing up for multiple manuscript reviews. Available slots for manuscript reviews sell out quickly, so be sure to sign up early!


Click here for the

2015 Manuscript Review Guidelines



This year's critiquing faculty include:

  • Andy Kifer, Agent, The Gernert Company
  • Laurie McLean, Agent, Fuse Literary
  • Danielle Smith, Agent, Red Fox Literary
  • Gary Luke, Editor, Sasquatch Books
  • Evan Swensen, Publisher, Publication Consultants

 
 
Click here to read more about

this year's faculty




2014 Most Promising Manuscript Award Recipients

 


 

Registration Options


Alaska Writers Guild Conference 

Saturday, September 19 &

Sunday, September 20 

  • Two full days of breakout sessions, panels, keynotes, and speakers, including all SCBWI Saturday breakout sessions
  • Saturday evening Awards Reception
  • Saturday lunch with faculty and Sunday critique group & genre table lunch
  • Breakfast Saturday & Sunday
  • Access to optional Friday intensives and manuscript critiques

 

   Through
June 30

Through

August 31 

Through

September 18

 AWG Member  $195  $ 225  $255
 Non-Member  $240 $270  $290


 
 
SCBWI KidLit Track

Saturday, September 19 

  • All SCBWI  breakout sessions
  • Saturday panels and keynotes
  • Saturday morning coffee and refreshments, and Saturday lunch
  • Access to optional Friday intensives and manuscript critiques

 

 

 Through

June 30

Through

August 31 

Through

September 18

 SCBWI Member  $95 $115  $125
 Non-Member  $120 $140  $150

 

 


Optional Fees

   Friday Workshops Manuscript Reviews  Saturday  Awards Banquet 
AWG Member  $45 $45 $45
 SCBWI Member $45 $45 $45
Non-member  $60 $60  $45

 

 


  Juried Illustrator Portfolio Display

Book Sale & Signing Table


AWG or SCBWI Member  $20 or FREE with Sunday Illustrator Intensive Registration

$20

 

 

 

 
How to Register

Click on the registration button for either the full AWG Conference or SCBWI KidLit Track on the left side of the screen in the blue information box and follow the prompted steps. Payment will be by credit card through a secure payment gateway. To pay by check, please complete the online registration form and mail your payment to:          

                   

Alaska Writers Guild

P.O. Box 670014

Chugiak, Alaska 99567

                   

 

Scholarships


The Doris J Dearborn Scholarship is available for college students and non-college students alike.


Download a scholarship application here

 



2014 Lin Halterman Scholarship winner Evan Nasse

 


For inquiries about the Alaska Writers Guild & SCBWI Conference, contact the 2015 Conference Chair: 


Brooke Hartman at bahartman@me.com

 

   




CONTACT US

alaskawritersguild.awg@gmail.com

Alaska Writer's Guild

PO Box 670014

Chugiak, AK 99567


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