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/
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
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.
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