Writer's Digest Conference (straight from the website)
Publishing success: The next step starts here. As a writer, you have to tell compelling stories—of course.
And these days, you also have to be your own publicist, promoter, and social media strategist. Getting published is an ambitious goal, but the steps you take can make it attainable and hugely rewarding. Be prepared. Be diligent. And, most importantly, take advantage of great opportunities that come your way. The Writer’s Digest Conference brings together the most influential agents, innovators and creative minds in the publishing world all willing to share their insider know-how with you.
When: January 20th-22nd
Where: Sheraton New York Hotel
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Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (straight from the website)
To Read is to Soar
Published or pre-published, you can't afford to miss this opportunity! Get the latest information on the market from the industry leaders in publishing for young people, and be inspired by some of the most well-known authors and illustrators working in children's literature today. This year we will be offering three optional pre-conference intensives for writers & illustrators on Friday, January 27th. Join us for a Marketing Intensive for Professional Authors, a Marketing Intensive for Illustrators or a Roundtable Intensive Critique Session for Authors or Author/Illustrators. Following the intensives are 2 days brimming with agents, editors, publishers, workshops and networking designed to help your writing and illustration soar to the next level.
When: January 27th-29th
Where: Grand Hyatt New York
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Take vacation time from work and spend the whole week in New York. It just might be worth it.