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DAY ONE | of the Two Day Workshop with Candlewick Editor Carter Hasegawa

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Date(s) - 05/22/2021
9:00 am - 4:15 pm

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DAY ONE | WORKSHOP WITH Candlewick Editor CARTER HASEGAWA
An informational workshop on crafting your best manuscripts for submission.

Registration Deadline
May 6, 2021

Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the event.

Cost
$40 SCBWI Member
$65 Non-Member

Carter Hasegawa is an editor at Candlewick Press. Last September, he celebrated his 10th anniversary with Candlewick. He also works part-time as a wedding photographer with Long River Photo.

Some of his favorite, non-Candlewick books include: The Notorious Benedict Arnold; Jellicoe Road; Clementine; Ender’s Game; Frindle; Maniac Magee; Three Times Lucky; the Elephant & Piggie books; George and Martha; Good Night, Gorilla; and many, MANY others. Basically anything that has a great voice, is a good story, and is “unputdownable.” He lives in Boston with his wife and infant son.

Acquiring: All ages, especially stories featuring characters outside the mainstream, stories of friendships, families, new experiences, and heroic adventures.

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Schedule
Workshop 9:00 am-2:00 PM, Hawaii Time
In-Person Critiques 2:10-4:15 PM, additional cost, see below for more information

Morning Session
9:00 am-12:00 PM, Finding your voice: Voice is one of the most important aspects of quality writing. In this workshop, we’re going to learn how voice can be established in the opening lines of your fiction manuscript. Using examples from published picture books and novels, we will look at how authors establish “voice” in varying yet successful ways. Please bring a current work in progress. This will be a hands-on and interactive workshop, so please be prepared to write and discuss.

12:00-1:00 PM, Break for Lunch

Afternoon Session
1:00-2:00 PM, Telling local stories that the nation (the world?) will love: Have you ever been told that your story is too regional, too personal, or not right for the market? We’ll look at what it takes to break into the Big 6 while remaining true/authentic to your story.

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Optional, ADDITIONAL Cost
2:10-4:15 PM In-Person Critiques with Carter Hasegawa
Each critique session is 10 minutes long on Zoom and includes a written review (SCBWI Gold Form) of your submission. 
Due to the limited number of critiques available with Carter over the weekend, we are currently limiting everyone to one critique for the weekend. IF you are also attending the Sunday, May 22nd, Intensive, please do not sign up for a Saturday critique since you will get one on Sunday. Mahalo!

Cost
$50 SCBWI Member
$75 Non-Member

Submission Deadline
May 6, 2021 (11:59 PM Hawaii Time)

Submission Guidelines

You may submit ONE of the following for a critique:

  1. a) Picture Book Manuscript
  2. b) Picture Book Dummy
  3. c) Picture Book Illustration Portfolio
  4. d) First 10 pages of a YA or MG

Submission Guidelines
– submissions must be digital (.PDF or .DOC)
– submissions accepted between May 1st and May 6th
– submission upload link will be emailed to you on or before May 1st
– incorrectly formatted submissions will not be accepted (notification of acceptance/rejection within 24 hours of receipt)
– No submissions accepted after May 6 (i.e. do not wait until the last day if you have concerns about formatting).
– You may not attend the masterclass without a submission. No exceptions, no refunds.

Formatting Instructions (Minimum requirements listed below. SCBWI The BOOK provides additional guidance, if needed.)

MANUSCRIPTS (word count: approx. 500 words)
– page setup: 8½  x 11 inches
– typeface: 12-point Arial or Times New Roman
– double space text
– pages should be numbered consecutively
– 1-inch or 1.25-inch margins on each side of the page

DUMMIES (page count: approx. 32-48 pages)
–page setup: 8½  x 11 inches (vertical or horizontal)
– dummy format: 1 page OR 1 spread per 8½  x 11 inch page
– include black-and-white sketches with text and up to three finished illustrations

PORTFOLIOS (number of illustrations: 7-10)
– page setup: 8½  x 11 inches (vertical or horizontal)
– include title page with contact information and website
– one illustration per page, include name on each page
– no more than 10 illustrations

 

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