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ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014 CONFERENCE 
IS NOW CLOSED. 


2015 REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN DECEMBER 2014.


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WE CANNOT OFFER REFUNDS...if you find yourself unable to attend the conference please consider your payment a charitable donation to our cause. You are helping put books in the hands of needy children. (You may give up your slot to a friend if you wish.) Thanks for your understanding! 

15 comments:

  1. It looks like either the manuscript critique is already full, OR the form target doesn't correspond to the link (it targets the white space rather than the button), making it unable to redirect. And therefore purchase!

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    1. I think this has already been repaired. If there is still a problem please email me at writingforcharity@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  2. Is it a requirement to have your manuscript completed to meet with the SAGA editor? Mine is only about halfway done, but it's a YA sci-fi and I'd love to be able to meet with him and get feedback about my query!

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    1. That's fine. You can discuss your works in progress with him. But I'm sure he would like to see a sample of your writing...at least 1200 words of manuscript.

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  3. I assume we will not meet with the authors for the full hour of the critique. How much time will we have with each author and will we find out which of our author picks we will be given before the day of the conference?

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    1. Great questions. We cannot give you the name of the author you've been paired with until the morning of the conference. That's because we occasionally have an author who becomes ill, has an emergency, etc. and we have to shuffle people around. We'll do everything possible to get you one of the authors you requested. We're sure you'll find all of our authors very insightful and willing to help!

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    2. Oh...and authors will divide up the time within their groups. You should get a nice chunk of one-on-one time with your author.

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  4. Just wondering how the Meet the Joe works. If we have signed up, are we supposed to have received instructions, any confirmation email besides the receipt?

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    1. For your consult session with Joe Monti, please bring a query letter and the first page of your manuscript. Be prepared to give a short, one sentence pitch of your book, but also to be able to talk about it in summary (maybe four or five sentences) and specifically about your character, your setting, and your plot. Think about what makes your book unique. What would go on the back cover or on the flap? What makes your book stand out from others in the market?

      You can also feel free to ask Joe questions about the market currently, about new trends, about his experience in publishing (as it applies to your interests, of course), and for advice about querying agents and editors about your work.

      Times for sessions with Joe Monti will be assigned the morning of the conference. Come to the registration desk when you first arrive and you will get your assigned time. If for any reason, you need to change it, tell us then.

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  5. Also wondering about meeting with Joe Monti--do we just bring a query and synopsis or would he like sample pages? Are there any vegetarian/vegan options for lunch? Thanks

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    1. We will get a letter to you Joe Monti folks with answers ASAP.

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  6. I waited until the last minute to sign up for a critique and now it is closed. Can I sign up/pay in person tomorrow?

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    1. lol! I just read the announcement again, and realized that my question was answered already. *sheepish grin* I'm glad to know I can do it in person tomorrow. I've been looking forward to this! :)

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  7. What are the prices on the writing conference and having the author look at your manuscript?

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    1. $50 for the conference, $15 for a critique group, $25 for an editor consult

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