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LitMingles: Our new name for the Schmoozes. LitMingles are free meetings throughout L.A. County on a variety of topics. To learn more about one in your area, please visit: http://losangeles.scbwi.org/mingle-calendar/

2016 Contests:

Mentor Contest: Win a 6 month Mentorship for a MG or YA Author. Contest opens for entries from March 1-31, 2016. Watch for more information on the Mentor and contest details coming soon. SCBWI-L.A. members only. http://losangeles.scbwi.org/contests/mentor-contest/

Sue Alexander Grant for the Working Writer’s Retreat: Win free tuition and a guaranteed seat at this popular retreat. Contest opens for entries from October 1 to November 30, 2016

http://losangeles.scbwi.org/contests/sue-alexander-grant/

2016 Events:

Writer’s Day Event and Contests: March 12

New one day format. Face-to-face manuscript critiques available. Contest winners not only receive free tuition to a future SCBWI-L.A. event, they will also receive a free 20 minute face-to-face critique with an editor or agent. More details here: http://losangeles.scbwi.org/la-events/about-writers-days/

Registration opens in December 2015

New Butt-In-Chair Retreat: April 1-3

Two nights, five meals, snacks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, the company of other butts-in-chairs working on their craft, impromptu critique groups, and the privacy of your own room. SCBWI members only.

Staying on site: single occupancy – $350; Commuter – $225

Registration opens October 15, 2015 – https://losangeles.scbwi.org/events/bic-retreat-2016/

L.A. Times Festival of Books: April 9-10

Book signing opportunity. SCBWI members only.
Registration opens in February 2016

2015 Authors, Illustrators and schedule: http://losangeles.scbwi.org/fob/

Critiquenic: Early June

Free Critique flash mob picnic-style. SCBWI members only.

http://losangeles.scbwi.org/la-events/about-critiquenic/

Working Writer’s Retreat: Sept 30-Oct 2

Focus on your writing. Polish your pages. Read for and network with acquiring editors and agents. SCBWI members only.

Registration opens in May, 2016

http://losangeles.scbwi.org/la-events/about-working-writers-retreat/

Sarah-and-Sally

Sarah Laurenson and Sally Jones Rogan, Regional Advisors

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